Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists
 
 
Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk


This workshop was funded by CAREX Canada.


The following organizations were part of the organizing committee:

       


Radon Exposure in Nova Scotia: Challenges and Solutions Workshop


Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. This free workshop brought together stakeholders working on radon in Nova Scotia and surrounding areas to learn more about radon in the region and what’s being done to reduce exposures. It was an opportunity for attendees to connect with others interested in radon and brainstorm ways that radon-induced lung cancers can be prevented.


Date:Thursday, May 26th

Location:Maritime Centre 

                1505 Barrington Street, Suite 1717-13, Halifax, NS




Objectives:
• To learn about radon exposure and prevention efforts in the region 
• Connect with others working on radon in multiple jurisdictions 
• Identify opportunities to develop radon exposure prevention policies and programs



Find a write up on the event on the CAREX Website here.


Featured speakers:

Radon, Lung Cancer and CAREX Canada

-     Anne-Marie Nicol, CAREX Canada 

Radiation 101:Radon

-     Dr. Roby Austin, St. Mary’s University

Radon:What you need to know, federal regulations, guidelines and the cross-Canada radon survey

-     Lance Richardson-Prager, Health Canada 

Radon and Real Estate Transactions

-     Dawn Dauphinee, Domus Realty

Mapping Radon in Nova Scotia

-     John Drage, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

Experiences from Housing Nova Scotia’s Radon Testing and Mitigation Program

-     Frederick Drebot, Housing Nova Scotia

Radon and Home Inspections

-   Lawrence Englehart, Global Property Inspections

C-NRPP Certification Program and Canadian radon standards

-   Pam Warkentin, Canadian Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (CARST), 

                              and Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP)

Does radon pose a risk to Nova Scotia Workers?

-     Helen Mersereau, Cape Breton University

Radon Education and Outreach: Take Action on Radon and Nova Scotia Lung Association

-     Roshini Kassie, Take Action on Radon, New Brunswick Lung Association and Robert MacDonald, Lung Association of Nova Scotia 



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