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Introduction to Radon

Course Type: Complimentary Session
Course Length: 1 hr
Province: BC
Location: Kelowna - Innovation Centre Theatre
Price: $0.00

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Seminar Overview

Did you know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers?  Health Canada states that approximately 3,200 Canadians die each year as a result of radon induced lung cancer.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in all the air we breathe. Outdoors radon is diluted and of little concern but indoors radon can become concentrated and create an indoor air quality issue and significant health hazard. 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.

This seminar is designed to educate you about radon, including the health effects, the misconceptions, what is involved in the measurement and mitigation of radon and why all buildings must be tested.

Seminar Outline

  • What is radon?
  • Exposure and health effects of radon exposure
  • Applicable guidelines and regulations
  • Testing for radon - Includes planning for testing entire building portfolios
  • Mitigation of radon - Mitigation of other soil gases is also discussed
  • Radon and new construction

Who Should Attend?

  • Commercial and institutional building managers and owners
  • Managers and owners of multi-unit residential buildings
  • Architects and builders

Instructor Bio

Scott Cryer, B.Sc. Hons, P.Geo.
National Practice Leader, Radon

Scott Cryer is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) since 2004, Scott has over 30 years of experience dealing with environmental, health & safety issues. Scott is certified with the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) as a radon measurement and mitigation provider. Scott is a pastPresident of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST)and currently sits on the Canadian National Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) Policy Advisory Board. Scott holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph and provides consulting services to clients nationally regarding radon and hazardous materials issues.

Dain Standfast, Dipl. T. (Env) 
Project Manager, Indoor Environmental Quality

Mr. Dain Standfast is a Project Manager in the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) group and has been employed by Pinchin Ltd. since 2016. Dain holds an Advanced Diploma of Environmental Technology from Fanshawe College in London, ON. Dain also holds Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) water damage restoration certification as well as Canadian – National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) certification for radon measurement and radon mitigation.

Dain has more than five years of well-rounded environmental experience ranging from analytical environmental chemistry laboratories to operating industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Dain’s experience includes assessment, coordination and management of mould and microbial contamination, radon, indoor air quality (IAQ) and hazardous materials for residential, commercial, industrial and government clients. This experience extends to municipal, scholastic, financial, healthcare, industrial, commercial, and government projects.



Oct 13, 2022 - Oct 13, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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