Course Type: Complimentary Session
Course Length: 2 hrs
It is estimated that 3,200 Canadians die annually from radon induced lung cancer. Contrary to popular opinion, radon gas is commonplace in Manitoba, and concentrations in buildings are higher than the national average in Winnipeg and several other areas of the province, according to Health Canada data.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in all the air we breathe. You cannot see, smell or taste radon and as a result, elevated levels could be present inside a building and you would never know without testing for it. Health Canada (and many other organizations) want you to test for and, if necessary, mitigate radon gas in your facilities. To encourage testing, Health Canada has published guidance on how to test residential dwellings as well as various types of public buildings. The good news is its relatively simple and inexpensive to test and all buildings can be fixed.
During this special seminar, a brief introduction to radon and it’s health risks will be provided, after which, our 4 guest panelists will conduct an open forum discussion on the misconceptions about radon, how to measure and mitigate radon and why it’s important that all buildings get tested.
Our 4 Guest panelists include: Scott Cryer (Pinchin National Practice Lead, Radon / Vice President CARST)); Pam Warkentin (CARST Executive Director), Kelly Gosselin (Owner Flo Pro Plumbing); and Sandy Hutchison (Regional Radiation Specialist / Environmental Health Programs for Health Canada)
Radon gas is one of the most deadly and overlooked health risks today! Seating is Limited, Register Today!
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