What’s happening in British Columbia
- The Citizen Science program has expanded their program to include library loan devices in various libraries in the province.
- BC Lung Association hosted the BC Lung Radon workshop in November, and are working with schools to encourage them to test, and to promote radon testing. They’re seeing a definite uptake in the number of phone calls for information and for test kits.
Do you know of radon initiatives or events happening in BC? Is your municipality doing something related to radon? Share your event!
Radon in the news
- “Thompson Okanagan potential hot spot for lung-cancer-causing gas,” Summerland Review, January 16, 2019
- “CSRD board educated on dangers of radon gas by experts,” Salmon Arm Observer, January 15, 2019
- “Radon can be a silent killer,” The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal, November 27, 2018
- “Take steps towards a healthier life – test for radon,” Vernon Morning Star, November 22, 2018
- “Castlegar library offering free radon detectors,” Castlegar News, November 16, 2018
- “Six more communities ordered to safeguard against radioactive gas,” The Star, September 5, 2018
- “Children’s health group calls for mandatory radon testing is daycares, schools,” CBC, April 7, 2018
- “C. scientist suspects Sea-to-Sky, North Shore could be home to high-risk radon,” CBC, February 26, 2018
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Organizational Stakeholders in BC:
BC Lung Association
The BC Lung Association established RadonAware, a public education and advocacy program that provides research, information, education and advocacy on issues related to reducing the lung cancer risk caused by radon.