Learn about the health risks of radon and how to reduce patient exposures, based on Health Canada’s national radon awareness program.
Download the promotional toolkit for this program, filled with ready-made messaging and images to help you educate your audience about radon.
This e-learning activity is a form of self-study using enduring materials (e-learning modules) as defined by the Maintenance of Proficiency (Mainpro+®) Program of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Self-study using e-learning modules is included under the Non-Certified Self-Learning credit category. Any non-certified activity is generally eligible for one non-certified credit per hour.
This e-learning activity is a form of self-study using enduring materials (e-learning modules) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Self-study using e-learning modules is included as an example of a Section 2 activity. Reviewing enduring materials is generally valued at 0.5 credit per topic. However, additional research/self-study using the e-learning can also be submitted as Personal Learning Projects (PLPs) where you will earn two (2) credits per hour.
We estimate that this activity should take 1 hour.
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.
Mike Holmes Jr, and his wife Lisa share why they test their home for radon. Whether that future is the travel plans you’ve made for retirement, being present to play with your grand-kids, or all the milestones along the way. When you test your home for radon, you’re planning to avoid the entirely preventable lung cancer that’s caused by radon exposure.
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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