Here are some radon initiatives in Ontario:
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Ministry of Labour Radon Testing Project – Testing Small and Large Workplaces for radon throughout the 2018-2019 year.
Tarion Home Warranty provides coverage on homes within the first 7 years, if radon gas within a home exceeds Health Canada’s acceptable levels of 200Bq/m3, then Tarion will cover the costs required to mitigate a home up to a limit of $15,000 using a C-NRPP Mitigation professional.
ONTARIO MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG TERM CARE:
- Radon is one of three priorities in 2018 Public Health Standards
- 2018 Healthy Environments and Climate Change Guideline
- Ontario Public Health Standards
City of Cambridge: have tested all their owned buildings and are in the process of testing public buildings;
City of Kingston: will be providing 1000 test kits to city residents in fall of 2018 and testing all licensed child care centres in the city
Algoma Public Health has given out just over free test kits. They’re promoting this on social media, find posted information on facebook.
Windsor-Essex Health Unit have released their study results from 2017-2018: https://www.wechu.org/reports/indoor-radon-levels-windsor-essex-county-20172018-study-summary-report
The Oliver-Papooinge area where 65% of the homes were testing over the Canadian guideline. There were several public awareness meetings, and online advertising and public service announcements, etc. They also send around a mailer in the high-risk areas. http://www.ecosuperior.org/radon
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Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program
The Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) is a certification program that establishes guidelines and provides training and resources radon professionals.