Learn about the health risks of radon and how to reduce patient exposures, based on Health Canada’s national radon awareness program.
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Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and is linked to 3,000+ deaths annually. For those who smoke, the lung cancer risk is increased. All homes in Canada have some level of radon - a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas. What matters is how much. Simple home testing and reducing high levels are the key to risk reduction.
Be prepared to discuss the health risks of radon with your patients. Take this free, 15-minute self-paced course designed for primary care providers, specialists, other allied health professionals, and health professions trainees, and access patient and provider resources.
After completing this 15-minute course, you'll be able to:
As a health professional, your patients may ask you about the health risks of radon, and the need to test their homes. This fact sheet provides you with some information you can use to answer their questions. For more information: healthcanada.gc.ca/radon
Information from Health Canada on radon, radon testing in your home, and where to find more information.
A one-page handout on the risk of lung cancer associated with radon specifically for smokers.
Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that comes from the ground and is in every home in Canada. It's the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. You can't smell, taste or see radon. But it's easy to test for and easy to reduce to safe levels.
Designed for the public, McMaster University's HealthHQ website provides information about the health risks of radon, home testing and mitigation.
Trusted contractor, Mike Holmes and the radon dream team--Pinchin Ltd, Mr. Radon, Solutions Radon MB, Radon Works, The Lung Association and CARST (Canadian Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists)--talk about radon and why it's important to get your home tested.
A helpful guide for homeowners on radon reduction.
Get the facts about radon and radon reduction in your home in this short video.
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