Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk

Radon documents and research papers

Below is a developing list of resources for Canadian Radon Professionals.  We have just begun to list various documents and research papers that will be useful to your as a radon professional, please email us if you have a suggestion of a document that we should include.

Health Canada Publications: (will take you to Health Canada's website)


Radon Measurements in Residential Dwellings (Homes)

Radon Measurements in Public Buildings 

(Schools, Hospitals, Care Facilities, Detention Centres)

Reducing Radon Levels in Existing Buildings: A Canadian Guide for Professional Contractors

Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Naturally Occurring
Radioactive Materials

Summary Report on Active Soil Depressurization (ASD) Field Study

Characteristic and Use of an Accumulating Type of Radon Test Chamber



Cross Canada Survey of Radon Concentrations in Homes

Radon - Another Reason to Quit

Radon - Is it in Your Home?

Radon - What you need to know

Radon Reduction Guide for Canadians



Radon Factsheet for Health Professionals

1HR Continuing Education Course for Health Professionals

A Visual Guide to Lung Cancer - WebMD

Characteristic and Use of an Accumulating Type of Radon Test Chamber  
Evidence of Lung Cancer Risk from Animal Studies

Attributable Risk of Lung Cancer Deaths due to Indoor Radon Exposure


Reliability of Inexpensive Charcoal and Alpha-Track Radon Monitors

    Radon in homes and risk of lung cancer: collaborative analysis of individual data from 13 European case-control studi

    Factors Associated with Residential Radon Testing Intentions among Kentucky Homeowners

    222Rn activity in groundwater of the St. Lawrence Lowlands, Quebec, eastern Canada: relation with local geology and health hazard

    Impacts of Heat Recovery Ventilators on Energy Savings and Indoor Radon in a Swedish Detached House

    Indoor Radon Characteristics in Canadian Arctic Regions

    Lung Cancer Rates Surging in Never-Smokers

    Lung cancer risk from radon in Ontario, Canada: how many lung cancers can we prevent?

    Effect of Sub Slab Pressurization on Indoor Basement Temperature and Relative Humidity

    Lung cancer risk from radon in Ontario, Canada: how many lung cancers can we prevent?

    Minnesota Department of Health’s Radon Resistant New Construction Effectiveness Study

    Mutational signatures of ionizing radiation in second malignancies

    Radon Management: Issues and options

    Radon, Smoking, and Lung Cancer: The Need to Refocus Radon Control Policy

    CARST Guideline for Conducting Radon Measurements as Part of a Real Estate Transaction of Residential Dwellings in Canada

    Canadian Lung Cancer Relative Risk from Radon Exposure for Short Periods in Childhood Compared to a Lifetime

    Case-control study of residential radon and lung cancer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    Residential Radon and Lung Case-Control Study

    Health Canada Website Links:

    Radon FAQs

    Lung Cancer Awareness 

    Website -

    Fall 2013 - Lung Cancer Connection

    2015 - Faces of Lung Cancer Report

    Tarion Information:

    Tarion - Ontario Home Warranty Program

    Radon and your New Home Warranty

    TARION 2013 Radon Gas

    Radon in Alberta

    Occupational Health and Safety Bulletin

    Worksafe Alberta Indoor Air Quality Toolkit

    Building Code Changes - CHBA Alberta

    Highlights of the Alberta Building Code 2014

    Radon in BC

    RadonAware (BC Lung Association)

    - Castlegar Project

    - Prince George Radon Project

    - A Model for Radon Testing and Mitigation in Affordable Housing

    - Shared Services Radon Testing Pilot Project

    BC Lung Association - Radon_Report #4 - Future Proofing: Protect Consumers from Radon in New Homes

    Radon Management Issues and Options

    WorkSafeBC - Radon

    Building Code Changes - radon

    Health Link BC

    Radon in Manitoba

    Manitoba Hydro Loan - Radon Mitigation

    Radon in New Brunswick

    First Nation Community Faces an Invisible but Deadly Enemy

    Radon in Ontario

    Guelph Radon Mitigation Program

    Central Elgin Radon Mitigation Program

    Radon in the Workplace

    Ontario Building Code 332/12.

    Lung Cancer Risk from Radon in Ontario, Canada

    The Prevalence of High Residential Radon in Thunder Bay, Ontario


    Radon In Quebec

    Radon in Quebec Evaluation of the health risk and critical analysis of intervention strategies


    Radon In Newfoundland and Labrador

    Indoor Radon in Microgeological Setting of an Indigenous Community in Canada: A Pilot Study for Hazard Identification


    CARST Documents:

    CARST Position Statement on Real Estate Transactions

    CARST Code of Ethics

    Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) Information:

    New C-NRPP Quality Assurance Guidelines
    Steps to become C-NRPP Certified

    C-NRPP Home Radon Alarm Listing Requirements

    Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) Publication: 

    CREA Homeowner Guide to Radon

    Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) Publication:

    Radon in Indoor Air: A Review of Policy and Law in Canada

    Media Release -Radon-Policy-Challenge

    Radon Policy Challenge - October 2015

    Canadian Protection of Children Health and Environment (CPCHE):

    Vanguard Initiative to promote radon awareness among child care/early childhood professionals and the families they serve Project Report

    CPCHE Radon Outreach materials - for order


    Other Canadian Documents:                                                

    2006 Report of the Radon Working Group in Canada.pdf

    Population attributable risk associated with lung cancer induced by residential radon in Canada: Sensitivity to relative risk model and radon probability density function choices: In memory of Professor Jan M. Zielinski.


    (US) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Publications:                             

    EPA Guidance on Quality Assurance

    World Health Organization:

    WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon

    Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Control

    Radon Toxicity Who is at Risk for Radon Exposure

    Other International Documents

    PHE 2015 intercomparison of passive radon detectors

    Additional documents which have a fee for access:

    Measurement strategies for radon in indoor air of waterworks – a review

    What happens to in-soil Radon activity during a long-lasting eruption? Insights from Etna by multidisciplinary data analysis

    Other Research not Available Online:

    Activated Charcoal_2014

    CRCPD Blind Testing radon



    List of June 2017 Radon Papers

    A Survey of Radon Concentration in Manitoba Outside of Winnipeg 

    An Overview of Radon, Its Detection and Prevention

    CRCPD Newsbrief (1996)

    Health & Environmental Digest (1994)

    Indoor Radon and Lung Cancer (December 21, 1994)

    is residential exposure to radon an important public health issue 1990

    National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health Radon Testing

    Radon and the Manitoba Building Code 1996

    Radon Exposure Distribution

    The Manitoba Government Response to the Radon Issue 1990

    The Saskatchewan Radon Plant 1932 - 1962



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