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Every home in Canada should test for radon

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April 10, 2017
Elevated Levels of 'Silent Killer' Radon Take Nova Scotia Homeowners by Surprise 
Nova Scotia residents urged to test their homes for radon. Read more > 
March 29, 2017
Radon Gas at Dangerous Levels in 1 in 8 Calgary-area Homes, Study Finds
University of Calgary study tested over 2,300 homes and found high levels of radon in 1 in 8 Calgary-area homes. Read More >
February 7, 2017
Ontario Proposes Much-Needed Radon Reforms to Building Code
CELA joined the Lung Association (Ontario) in commenting on proposed revisions Ontario's Building Code currently being undertaken by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Read More >
January 3, 2017
New Research Focuses on Radon Exposure in Canadian Schools 
Those working and studying in elementary and secondary schools are among the most exposed to radon and yet many schools are not tested new Canadian research findsRead More >
December 14, 2016
Prevent Lung Cancer by Joining the Radon Action Challenge! 
The Radon Action Challenge is a free, ready-made, health and safety program that helps to reduce the potential for developing lung cancer by promoting radon awareness and testing in workplaces across Canada. Signing up is quick and easy, and by participating, you will receive a free test kit and access to program materials. Read More >
December 12, 2016
Mapping the Geological Radon Potential in Canada 
Radon Environmental (REM) is pleased to announce the launch of its new municipal and regional radon probability mapping service.  Read More >
November 18, 2016
Take Action on Radon Saskatchewan Coalition Event Launch
On Saturday, November 19, 2016, The Take Action on Radon Saskatchewan Coalition invites all media outlets to attend a special radon awareness information session at the Regina Public Library, Regent Place Branch, 331 Albert Street, Regina from 2:00‐3:30 pm.  Read More >
November 3, 2016
Canadians are Playing Radon Roulette
Seven in ten homes with high radon levels are ignoring dangerous radioactivity, new survey shows.  Read More >
October 24, 2016
Lung Cancer Prevention: A Tax Credit for Radon Mitigation
The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is recommending an amendment to the Income Tax Act to provide a tax credit available to individuals and small-scale landlords of 15 percent of the cost of radon mitigation by experts certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program where a three-month test indicates an indoor radon level above the Canadian radon guideline (currently 200 Bq/m3).  Read More >
October 10, 2016
Cancer Incidence and Mortality from Exposure to Radon Progeny among Ontario Uranium Miners
The study objectives were to extend the follow-up of the Ontario uranium miners cohort, one of the largest cohorts of uranium miners with low cumulative exposures, to examine the relationship between radon exposure and lung cancer mortality and, for the first time incidence, and address gaps in the literature, including dose-response relationship between radon exposure and other cancer sites, and non-cancer mortality... Read More >
October 10, 2016
Health Unit to Expand Radon Testing Outside of Thunder Bay
Radon testing is set to expand into two Thunder Bay-area communities in 2017, says the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Read More >
September 2, 2016
Convicts, Staff Sue over Level of Radon
Attorneys say they are in the process of compiling multiple lawsuits, including a federal class-action suit, on behalf of prisoners and staff at the Garner Correctional Institution who may have contracted lung cancer and other ailments from high levels of radon gas in the prison. Read More >
August 9, 2016
It Came From Beneath: Detecting and Mitigating Vapor Intrusion
Indoor exposure to naturally occurring radon gas has rocketed into public awareness since the 1980s, but now a similar, albeit lesser-known form of indoor pollution is gaining attention of its own. Read More >
August 9, 2016
Environmental Burden of Cancer in Ontario
Environmental Burden of Cancer in Ontario sheds light on environmental carcinogens by calculating, for the first time, the annual environmental burden of cancer in Ontario. Of the 23 environmental carcinogens assessed in the report, UV radiation from the sun, radon and air pollution are estimated to be responsible for over 90 per cent of all environmental cancer cases in Ontario. Read More >
July 13, 2016
BC School District 57 to Test Schools for Radon
Schools across the district will undergo radon testing in the fallDistrict 57 pulled $32,000 from its surplus to pay for the kits, which will go to all active and closed schools and the administrative building. Read More >
July 12, 2016
Summary Report on Active Soil Depressurization (ASD) Field Study
 A new report from Health Canada on research done on radon mitigation. It demonstrates how effective Active Soil Depressurization is in Canada.  Read More >

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