Radon and the BC Building Code

BC Lung has long been interested in ensuring that the BC Building Code (Code) is working to protect people from radon. 

In 2013, our RadonAware program assessed radon provisions at the time. This led to changes which are now in the current Code.

We have heard that the current Code provisions are not always followed, and we are currently researching Code implementation in communities in BC’s Interior.

Through 2020 and 2021 we worked in BC's Southern Interior to evaluate the current provisions in the BC Building Code.  We visited over 85 homes and spoke with inspectors, builders and radon mitigators about current problems with the radon provisions in the Code. Thanks for everyone who participated. Check here soon to see the results. 

Radon rights and duties research

We have also prepared legal opinions on radon rights and duties for people involved in New Construction. This includes a detailed legal opinion entitled RADON: Rights and Liabilities in Construction Law.

We have also prepared specific short summaries as well as in depth legal opinions for the public which can be found via the links below: 

If you have questions or you are a municipal official, builder or homeowner in the Southern Interior who would like to participate, contact Dr. Noah Quastel at nquastel@bclung.ca or 778-709-4496. 


Page Last Updated: 22/04/2022