Health Canada scientists have found that many more homes than expected from previous surveys have radon levels above Canadian public health guidelines. This conclusion was reached on the basis of radon tests conducted in some 14,000 homes and buildings across Canada.
Having analyzed the test findings, Health Canada scientists have concluded that about 7% of homes and buildings across Canada have high radon gas levels. They have also concluded that approximately 16% of all lung cancer deaths in Canada can be attributed to radon in homes and buildings, irrespective of lung cancers from smoking. These estimates are higher than previous Health Canada estimates. The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada has commented on this matter, applauding Health Canada for the new rigor it has shown on the radon issue since it finally lowered the radon exposure guidelines in 2006.
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Don’t miss you chance to join CNSC and industrial radiography representatives in a meeting to discuss EDO revisions on May 17, 2013.
The Institute will participate in the annual Partners and Prevention Conference in Mississauga and invites all partners, clients and friends to join it at the Trade Show on April 30, 2013.
Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Maternity Leave (starting May 2013)
Location: Maple, ON
The Institute supports Health Canada’s Radon Awareness campaign and encourages all Canadians to test their homes for radon gas.
The Chair of the Board announces the appointment of Hon. Steve Mahoney, P.C., as the new President and CEO of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada.