Annual Radon Workshop

BC Lung hosts a Annual Radon Workshop every November mobilizing stakeholders and researchers on radon, the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.  

BC Annual Radon Workshop: Building Better Homes, Maps, and Plans

2022 Radon Workshop Recording: WATCH HERE

Date: Nov 29, 2022
Time: 10:00 to 12:00 PST


10:00am: Welcome and Introductions

Chris Lam, President and CEO, BC Lung Foundation

10:05am: Radon and Lung Health

Dr. Kong Khoo, Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency

10:15am: National and Provincial Plans

BC Lung Foundation's Recommendations for a BC Action Plan

Dr. Noah Quastel, Healthy Indoor Environments, BC Lung Foundation

Overview of European Radon Action Plans

Dr José - Luis Gutiérrez Villanueva, Secretary of European Radon Association


10.50am: Building Better Maps

Updates on BC's Radon Map

Mr. Jeffrey Trieu, Epidemiologist, BC Centre for Disease Control

Washington Indoor Radon Program and Radon Risk Maps

Mr. Gary Garretty, Radon Program Director, Washington State Department of Health 


11:15am: Building Science

BC Building Code Implementation Research

Ms. Chantal Wilson, P. Eng, Falcon Engineering

Deep Retrofits and Building Modernization

Mr. Brian Rippy, Department of Sustainable Building Technology, Okanagan College

11:40am: Open Forum

Moderator: Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol, Simon Fraser University

12:00pm – Closing Remarks

For more information, contact: Noah Quastel: or Menn Biagtan:

2021 WORKSHOP RECORDING: Watch video


New Issues in Monitoring and Surveillance

  • The BC Radon Data Repository and Map – Initiatives to Support Research, Planning, and Public Awareness - Mr. Jeff Trieu, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Combining Community Smoking Rates and Radon Concentrations to Determine Radon-related Risk in BC - Dr. David McVea, BC Center Disease Control
  • Survey on Radon Public Knowledge and Awareness in BC - Javis Lui, BC Cancer Agency

Building Codes and New Technologies

  • Radon in Water: What You Don’t know - David Ines/Alan Whitehead, Radon Environmental Corporation
  • National Research Council and Studies of Radon Control Measures - Grace Zhou, National Research Council
  • Assessing Building Code Implementation: Stories from the BC Interior - Chantal Wilson, Little Bear Engineering

New Developments in Radon Policy

  • Real Estate and Radon - Sarah Kennedy, Coldwell Banker Four Season Real Estate, Vernon
  • Why Climate Action is Our Best Bet for Addressing Radon - Noah Quastel, BC Lung Foundation

2020 WORKSHOP RECORDING: Watch the 2020 Workshop



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