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Radon in School Pilot Testing Project in the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO)

School Screening Project 2020-2022 In September 2020, the Air Quality program successfully applied for and received funding from Health Canada for a Radon Outreach Project. The project’s goal: by initiating screening of radon levels in selected schools in the Central Okanagan, school operators will learn how easy it is to test for radon and get radon on their agenda.  Schools will also mitigate where necessary to lower radon exposure to children and staff, and raise radon awareness throughout the region via an [...]

LOOKING TO START A RADON MONITOR LENDING PROGRAM?

These programs provide patrons access to borrow digital radon monitors to use as a screening tool. Health Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) and the Canadian-National Proficiency Program(C-NRPP)  have developed a Radon Monitor Lending Program Guide to ensure that libraries have adequate support, education, and resources to effectively deliver these programs.  Included with the Guide are a Radon Lending Booklet template, online follow-up survey, and resources to help libraries maintain digital monitors, ensuring they are functioning [...]

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RECEIVING YOUR RADON TEST RESULTS?

Many of you are just receiving your radon test results.  Have questions?  You can find some answers on our web page, Understanding your Radon Test Report. Or you may not have received your report yet.  Most radon test labs email the reports out and so you may want to check your spam folder, add their email address to your servers approved email list or reach out to them and see where your results are.  We are finding labs typically are emailing results about [...]

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RADON REDUCTION SWEEPSTAKES REPORT 2019-2020

Evaluating entries from 2019/2020, we continue to see that most people reducing radon are seeing effective results in their radon levels of 91% reduction when using a C-NRPP certified professional and that pricing of radon mitigation systems seems ranges by home and region, however the general average is around $2,700 across the country. Download the full report Download the Infographic Summary C-NRPP professionals reduced radon levels to below 100 Bq/m3 over 94% of the time, and to [...]

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Radon Reduction Sweepstakes Report 2017-2019

The Radon Reduction Sweepstakes is a Canada-wide contest run by Take Action on Radon (TAOR) in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST).  The contest provides 10 prizes of up to $1,000 each to homeowners who have tested their home for radon and used a C-NRPP professional to reduce levels to below Canada’s recommended guideline of 200 Bq/m3. A key part of TAOR’s mandate is to encourage Canadians to take action on radon, and the Sweepstakes does just that with the [...]

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Take Action on Radon Preliminary Data Report – November 2021

A new report by Take Action on Radon (TAOR) reveals that the overwhelming majority of communities that have taken part in their 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge program are finding that dangerous levels of radon are much more common that Health Canada’s national estimate or 7% of Canadian homes have elevated radon levels – would suggest. The 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge program takes a Citizen Science approach to gathering data on radon levels.  A turn-key program, it was designed to engage and support communities [...]

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Radon and the BC Building Code: Assessing Implementation

Radon can become trapped and accumulate in your home and other buildings unless systems are installed to prevent it. The BC Building Code now requires “extended radon rough-ins”—basic systems that can be upgraded once homes are occupied to ensure radon levels remain under Canada’s Radon Guideline in certain areas according to Table C-3 of the building code. BC Lung Association and Simon Fraser University are conducting a study to learn about how the Code provisions are playing out in practice. As part [...]

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Tackle Radon Launches Season 3

Tackle Radon is an awareness campaign created to educate the residents of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba about radon and encourage them to take action and test their homes. They are expanding their successful program into Alberta for Season 3 and now have four professional football ambassadors representing three provinces. The Season 3 Tackle Radon roster includes professional football players Andrew Greene, Saskatchewan Roughrider Alumnus, and Adam Bighill, Winnipeg Blue Bomber, and new ambassadors Trevor Harris and Calvin McCarty. The campaign runs from October 6 until December 15, 2021 [...]

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