4th annual BC radon workshop

4th Annual Workshop
November 23, 2015 - Kamloops, BC

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas formed from the decay of uranium. Long-term exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Radon can enter homes through building foundation. Indoor radon can accumulate to high levels posing health concerns to occupants. The Canadian Guideline for radon is 200 Bq/m3. Reducing radon exposures in BC homes and workplaces should be a public health priority. To achieve this goal, radon must be addressed at individual, community, provincial and national levels.  

Presentation Slides​

What is radon? Why is it a public health concern?

Tom Kosatsky, BC Centre for Disease Control
Tom Kosatsky & Sarah B. Henderson, BC Centre for Disease Control
Radon issues in land transactions
John O'Fee, Thomspon Rivers University
Radon: Health effects, mitigation and updates from Health Canada
for presentation slides, please email ferguson-king@bclung.ca)
Kenneth Law, Health Canada
David Innes, Radon Environmental Management Corp.
Challenges of radon mitigation
(for presentation slides, please email ferguson-king@bclung.ca)
Paul Muntak, Interior Radiation Protection Services Ltd.
Anne-Marie Nicol, Simon Fraser University, CAREX Canada, NCCEH
Alan J. Whitehead, CARST
Greg Baytalan, Interior Health Authority

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