Radon

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. CELA has reviewed law and policy across Canada concerning radon and found legal protections lacking. Greater public awareness is also needed. While the federal government has made useful progress on various measures to address radon, most legal jurisdiction rests at the provincial/territorial level. 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 updates in radon-protection measures at the provincial level such as Ontario's Building Code and in child care licensing regulations. While there are some areas in Canada known to have high radon levels, all homes should be tested for radon.
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Title:RE: Potential Changes to Ontario's Building Code
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:3
Date authored:December 14, 2016
Author/s:George Habib and Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:Lung Association - Ontario and Canadian Environmental Law Association

Nov 09 2016

Radon and children's health - a webinar for the child care sector
Title:Reinstating the definition of “danger” in the Canada Labour Code

Letter from CPCHE to Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:3
Date authored:May 24, 2016
Author/s:Erica Phipps
Author Organization:on behalf of the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Title:Canada Labour Code Reference Level for Radon and CLC Definition of “Danger”

Letter from CELA and CARST to Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:5
Date authored:May 31, 2016
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper and Pam Warkentin
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association and Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists
Title:Group calls for more radon testing, mitigation help

This article originally appeared in the January 22, 2016, issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.

Resource Type:Article
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# of Pages:1
Date authored:January 22, 2016
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:A tax credit for Canadians to offset radon mitigation costs

Pre-budget consultation submission to Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Health Minister Jane Philpott

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:3
Date authored:January 29, 2016
Publication number:1055
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper and Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Federal Environmental Law Priorities: Letter to Opposition Party Leaders
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
Date authored:November 12, 2015
Publication number:1038
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:CELA
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