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Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk

Radon documents and research papers


We have assembled a list of research available on radon.  We have tried to keep a exhaustive list so take time to browse through.  There are some quick links to the right for regionally specific information.  

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 you 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)

Website Links: Radon FAQs

2018 National Radon Awareness Survey Results


PUBLICATIONS FOR RADON PROFESSIONALS:

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
(NORM) 

Summary Report on Active Soil Depressurization (ASD) Field Study

Characteristic and Use of an Accumulating Type of Radon Test Chamber

Health Canada's Public Opinion Research


PUBLICATIONS FOR CONSUMERS:

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

 

PUBLICATIONS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:

Radon Factsheet for Health Professionals

1HR Continuing Education Course for Health Professionals

A Visual Guide to Lung Cancer - WebMD


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

Comprehensive survey of household radon gas levels and risk factors in southern Alberta

Lung cancer incidence attributable to residential radon exposure in Alberta in 2012


Radon in BC

RadonAware (BC Lung Association)

BCCDC Webinar on Radon

Interior Health's Newsletter Announcing Mandatory Radon Testing in Child Care Centres - May 2017

Radon Management Issues and Options

WorkSafeBC - Radon

Building Code Changes - radon

Health Link BC


Radon in Manitoba

Manitoba Hydro Loan - Radon Mitigation

Manitoba Government website


Radon In Newfoundland and Labrador

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


Radon in New Brunswick

First Nation Community Faces an Invisible but Deadly Enemy


Radon in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Environmental Health


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

Environmental Burden of Cancer in Ontario - Cancer Care Ontario

Ontario Public Health - Infographs on Environmental Cancer Risks

Tarion Information:

Tarion - Ontario Home Warranty Program

Radon and your New Home Warranty

TARION 2013 Radon Gas


Radon In Quebec

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


Radon In Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Lung Association 

Government of Saskatchewan Website

Prince Albert Parkland Health Region

Saskatchewan Building Standards Advisory

The Radiation Health and Safety Regulations, 2005


Radon In the Yukon

Indoor Radon Characteristics in Canadian Arctic Regions

Yukon Housing - Radon Information

Yukon Radon Map

Yukon School Radon Results


RADON RESEARCH ARTICLES:

Canadian Research:                                                

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.

Other Research:

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

 A COMPARISON OF WINTER SHORT-TERM AND ANNUAL AVERAGE RADON MEASUREMENTS IN BASEMENTS OF A RADON-PRONE REGION AND EVALUATION OF FURTHER RADON TESTING INDICATORS

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.

      Comprehensive survey of household radon gas levels and risk factors in southern Alberta

      Research on Radon in Water:

      Preliminary Comparison between Radon in Water and Incidence of Cancer


      Other Research not Available Online:

      Activated Charcoal_2014

      CRCPD Blind Testing radon

      George_Review_2015

      Glass_Plating_Philipsborn_2005_

      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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