Monday, December 11, 2017

Environmental activists call for mandatory action on radon

In a commentary recently published in Environmental Health Review, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) joined the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), the Canadian Child Care Federation, public officials, and radon experts in calling for mandatory action on radon in child care settings.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive soil gas that can build up to harmful levels in indoor spaces.  It is a known carcinogen and the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada.  Despite its known risks and the availability of testing and remediation measures, most child care facilities in Canada are not tested to ensure that radon levels are below the Canadian guideline.

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