Radon: What You Should Know

This webinar was presented on January 26, 2017

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas formed from the decay of uranium in soil and rocks. 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. An estimated 220 radon-induced lung cancer deaths occur every year in B.C. 

Learning Objectives

  •         What is radon?
  •         What are the health effects of radon?
  •         How can we test and mitigate for radon?


Winnie Cheng
Regional Radiation Specialist
Health Canada 



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