3rd annual BC radon workshop

3rd Annual Workshop
March 6, 2015 - Kelowna, 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​

Janet's story: A lung cancer survivor
Courtesy of Radon Environmental Management Corporation

Radon: Testing and certification
Winnie Cheng, Health Canada

Radon mitigation: Approaches, challenges and successes
Greg Baytalan, Interior Health Authority

Radon mitigation and emerging technologies
Jim Bagley, Levelton Consulting

Problems, solutions and opportunities
Randy Fox, Terra Vent Systems Inc.

Radon and BC Building Code: Changes from 2012 to 2014
Mo Bayat, City of Kelowna

Radon policies and legal implications
Anne-Marie Nicol, Simon Fraser University, BCCDC, CAREX

Home inspection in BC
Craig Hostland, Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI)

Radon in Ontario: A public health perspective
Emily Peterson, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

Strategic plan: Reducing radon-induced lung cancer
Jennifer Byford, Canadian Cancer Society

Engaging BC communities in radon testing
Britt Swoveland, RadonAware

 

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