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Radon Symposium Presentations

1st Expert Panel Discussion:  Radioactive Radon – Profile of the Hazard

Dr. Ray Copes, Director of Environmental and Occupation Health, Public Health Ontario  Lung Cancer Risks from Radon in Ontario: Burden of Illness Estimates and their Policy Implication
Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Center Occupational Exposure to Radon and its Impact
Lothar Doehler, Manager, Radiation Protection Service, Ontario Ministry of Labour Application of NORM guidelines in Ontario

2nd Expert Panel Discussion: Policy Building Blocks

  • Connie Choy, Air Quality Coordinator, Ontario Lung Association
  • Heather Farquharson, Managing Director, Summerhill Impact
National Collaborative Radon Campaign “Take Action on Radon”
Jason Sadowski, Manager, RSIC National Laboratories Changes in International Standards (ICRP) and their Potential Implications
Tara Barrows, Environmental Health Program – Radon, Health Canada Health Canada – National Radon Program

3d Expert Panel Discussion: Radon in the Community and Workplace

Dr. Jean-Claude Dessau, Medical Officer of Environmental Health, Ministry of Health and Social Services of Québec Radon in Schools
Arthur Scott, President, Arthur Scott & Associates Radon Exposure, Lessons from Historic Uranium Mining
  • Bob Wood, President of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists 
  • Allan J Whitehead, Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists
Radon in the Community and WorkplaceMapping the Geologic Radon Potential of Canada


Natalia Mozayani,Executive Director, RSIC Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg: Community Radon Testing and Mitigation Project





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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know!

Know more about this natural risk,
test your homes,put your feet up,
relax, and watch that latest Netflix movie.

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Radiation and Prevention of Occupational Cancers – Every Effort Counts

What we want to keep in focus are potential risks posed by radiation in a typical Canadian workplace. According to the International Labour Organization an estimated 609,000 work-related cancer deaths occur worldwide each year, it still amounts to one work-related cancer death every 52 seconds.

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National Day of Mourning: Avoiding tragedy with a commitment to prevention and passion for action.

April 28th is our opportunity to honour our colleagues who have died or suffered a disabling injury on the job.

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