Radon

Collection of materials related to outreach and advocacy on the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in Canada among non-smokers estimated to cause about 16% of lung cancer deaths each year. It is an important public health issue. During 2014, CELA published a detailed review of law and policy across Canada concerning radon and found legal protections lacking. Much more needs to be done to ensure that radon testing occurs in private homes and public buildings across Canada. CELA is working on outreach activities with the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment and Take Action on Radon. Ongoing advocacy seeks to advance the 14 recommendations made in our report to seek a federal tax credit for radon remediation, update the Canada Labour Code, provincial Building Codes and other provincial laws to require radon testing and public reporting of results. While there are some areas in Canada known to have high radon levels, all homes should be tested for radon.
(Image source: The Lung Association)

Media Releases and Blogs

Radon and children's health - a webinar for the child care sector
Canadians Are Playing Radon Roulette
Challenging all MPs to support a radon tax credit
Challenging all MPs whose ridings have high radon levels – support a radon tax credit!
93 Federal Ridings with more than 10% of Homes Likely to Have Above-Guideline Radon Levels
A Tax Credit for Radon Remediation: Logical Next Step for Feds
Fix Provincial/Territorial Laws to Prevent Radon-Induced Lung Cancer
Launch of Radon Action Month
Radon in Homes, Schools, and Workplaces: CELA Finds Legal Protections Lacking
Take Action on Radon!
Experts Add Radon Test to ‘Must-Dos’ for Home Safety — as Important as Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors