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Radon data: Why we need it and how it can protect public health

Radon and Data Report 5

Over the last 3 years the BC Lung Association’s (BCLA) RadonAware Program has been encouraging indoor radon testing in homes, schools and workplaces across the province. Through voluntary testing programs and radon test kits sales, the program has nearly doubled the number of radon test results in residential housing. Our technical specialist, Hugh Roberts, manages radon test data analysis. He recently sat down with RadonAware to talk about the importance of data collection. Britt: Why is collecting this data so important? Hugh: Though the medical link between radon and lung cancer is clear, that itself doesn’t save lives. The information we

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The Importance of Healthy Housing for all Indigenous People

Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George

BC Lung Association’s RadonAware recently partnered with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG). “This partnership allowed us to better understand how to develop and implement a radon testing project in affordable housing,” explained Scott McDonald, President and CEO, BC Lung Association. “More importantly, it demonstrates how to build a connection to Aboriginal Housing, creating a community-wide radon testing program that was inclusive of all people and housing situations.” In the winter of 2013, all 136 AHSPG homes in Prince George were tested for indoor radon levels with long-term test kits provided by the BC Lung Association. Of the

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