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Radon.

Radon is a chemical element with symbol Rn. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tastelesse gas.Epidemiological studies have shown a clear link between breathing high concentrations of radon and incidence of lung cancer.

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Experiences with BC First Nations community-based radon testing: Successes and lessons learned

This paper describes the key components of a three-year, on-reserve, community-wide residential radon testing project involving three Interior BC First Nations communities that resulted in an impressive 97% response rate for radon testing. The paper highlights the activities and considerations that led to the success of this program and offers insights into how testing rates can be increased for...

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Workshops Presentations

Inuit and Metis radon research across the country

Radon, an odorless, colourless, radioactive gas, is an established carcinogen and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Radon poses a health risk for indoor environments, particularly in rooms on ground or basement levels where the gas can enter through cracks in the foundation. Health Canada has been measuring radon levels in homes and workplaces and elevated levels of radon have...

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7th B.C. Radon Workshop; Building Momentum: Strategies and Solutions

Topics: Indoor Air, Radon. BC, Canada 

Radon is a ubiquitous, naturally occurring radioactive gas in open atmosphere that comes from the decay of uranium, which is distributed throughout soil and rocks. Radon and its decay products are found in higher concentrations in confined space such as homes, buildings and underground workplaces. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause after smoking...

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