What’s happening in Ontario
- Ministry of Labour
- Ministry of Labour Radon Testing Project – Testing Small and Large Workplaces for radon throughout the 2018 – 2019 year; Click here to join.
- Tarion Home Warranty for Radon:
- Provides coverage on homes within the first 7 years. If radon gas within a home exceeds Health Canada’s acceptable levels of 200 Bq/m3, 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 Health Environments and Climate Change Guideline
- Ontario Public Health Standards
- Municipalities and Public Health Units:
- City of Cambridge:
- Testing all of their owned buildings are in the process of testing public buildings
- City of Kingston:
- Recently released their study of 1,047 homes in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington area.
- Find a copy of their report here.
- City of Kingston is introducing new building code requirements.
- City of Thunder Bay:
- Completing a region study on radon in partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit
- Algoma Public Health:
- Given out over x free tests kits. Promoting radon awareness and free test kits through their Facebook account
- Windsor-Essex Health Unit:
- Oliver- Paipoonge Municipality:
- 65% of homes testing over the Canadian guideline of 200 Bq/m3: several public awareness meetings were held, in addition to online advertising and public service announcements
- Directly sells radon test kits
- Sends mailer out in high-risk areas
- City of Cambridge:
Do you know of radon initiatives or events happening in Ontario? Is your municipality doing something related to radon? Share your event!
Radon in the news
- “Public Health warns of radon levels after high numbers recorded in several Kingston-area homes“, Global News, August 12, 2019
- “Radon gas a bigger problem in Lanark, Grenville, than elsewhere in Ontario,” InsideOttawaValley.com, April 8, 2019
- “Low levels of radon found across Windsor-Essex,” CTV News Windsor, March 6, 2019
- “Port Colborne wants info on radon levels in city,” The Standard, January 24, 2019
- “Elgin volunteers sought for radon study,” West Elgin Chronicle, January 23, 2019
- “Port Colborne wants to combat radon,” Port Colborne Leader, January 22, 2019
- “Peterborough Public Health to hold radon information session,” Global News, January 11, 2019
- “People in Sudbury urged to test for radon gas,” The Sudbury Star, November 24, 2018
- “High radon gas risk in region,” Dryden Now, November 23, 2018
- “Time to test your home for radon concentration,” The Miden Times, November 22, 2018
- “Insurance Companies Don’t Cover Radon Mitigation But Experts Say That’s No Excuse,” My Muskoka Now, November 21, 2018
- Radon Program, tbnewswatch.com, November 21, 2018 (Video)
- “Homeowners Encourages to Test for Radon,” 89.5 The Lake, November 20, 2018
- “Radon Gas Second Highest Cause of Lung Cancer in Canadians,” My Muskoka Now, November 20, 2018
- “Grey Bruce Health Unit offered Radon testing kits,” SouthWesternOntario.ca, November 12, 2018
- “Radon Testing Kits popular in Grey Bruce,” BlackburnNews.com, November 9, 2018
- Radon video, tbnewswatch.com, November 9, 2018 (video)
- “Lindsay Wellness Fair hosts 45 vendors to promote health and screening,” Global News, November 8, 2018
- “High levels of radon detected in region,” The Chronicle Journal, November 8, 2018
- “Radon Levels High,” TRCCTB.com, November 7, 2018
- “Health Unit study finds majority of homes in Oliver Paipoonge have high radon levels,” tbnewswatch.com, November 7 , 2018
- “DID YOU KNOW? 15% of homes in WDGPH’s boundaries contain unsafe levels of radon gas,” Orangeville Banner, November 6, 2018
- “WDG Public Health hosting a radon and lung cancer information session,” Global News, October 31, 2018
- Be informed and test your home for radon gas,” GuelphToday, October 30, 2018
- “Free radon testing offered to eligible Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington homeowners,” The Whig-Standard, October 8, 2018
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Association pulmonaire du Québec/Quebec Lung Association
The Association pulmonaire du Québec provides education and awareness to Québécois about radon and the health risks associated with long-term exposure to high concentrations. In addition, the Association pulmonaire du Québec sells Health Canada approved long-term radon test kits, which includes laboratory analysis costs.