Navigation Links
Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation

, but says new research showing a stronger link to lung cancer has prompted the change to 200, with support of the provinces and territories.

Officials estimate that people spending 75 per cent of a lifetime (of 70 years) inside a home with a main floor radon concentration of 800 becquerels have a one-in-10 chance of developing lung cancer from radon gas.

A comprehensive scientific study, published in Epidemiology in 2005 and entitled Residential Radon and Risk of Lung Cancer, found "direct evidence of an association between residential radon exposure and lung cancer."

The study examined radon studies in regions as widespread as North America, Europe and China, and incorporated the results of lab research, including experiments on animals, and studies of underground miners.

Individuals who test for radon and remediate their homes, however, can relatively easily reduce the risk to acceptable levels.

Canadians living in known radon hot spots, especially those with porous soils, are urged to test for radon gas and take remedial action on their homes as necessary to reduce the risk.

Radon test kits are available on the Internet for less than $50 and are completed over three to six months during winter, when doors and windows are closed and radon levels are highest.

Remediation options, costing from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, include sealing cracks in concrete floor slabs, fitting airtight covers on sumps, installing special traps in basement drains, covering over exposed soils, and installing a ventilation system to move the radon outdoors.

A National Research Council report for the Environmental Protection Agency said that while eliminating all radon is not feasible, an estimated one-third of radon-induced lung cancers could be avoided if homes met the guideline of 150 becquerels.

Some suggest not nearly enough has been done in Canada to reduce the radon ris
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Canadians flocking to India for quick and efficient medical treatment
2. Insomnia Hits Many Canadians: Survey
3. Canadians Oblivious About COPD, A Debilitating Lung Disease
4. Rural Canadians travel far for specialists: study
5. Increase In obesity among Canadians
6. Canadians Grow Fatter By The Day
7. Canadians Need To Check Their BP to Avoid Cardiovascular Complications
8. Canadians on a Very High Fat Diet
9. Rural Canadians, Take Care Of Your Health
10. Canadians Unaware Of Heart Risks Of Abdominal Fat
11. Botulism Toxin in Carrot Juice Paralyses Two Canadians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Canadians Urged Renovate Houses Check Radon Gas Radiation

(Date:5/4/2015)... Takeda Pharmaceuticals Corp. has agreed to ... of Actos lawsuits ( http://www.theactoslawsuitcenter.com/ ) that allege ... a patient will develop bladder cancer. According to ... those eligible for the Actos settlement accept its terms, ... currently pending in courts around the country, including thousands ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... “ LiveSchool ” was featured on ... a look at the latest and coolest applications on ... the host of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the ... allows teachers to reward students with good behavior. , ... in the classroom. And the good people at ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Baptist Medical Center ... Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality ... Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and ... most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based ... To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... NY (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 Ticket Down ... 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) . While the World ... and is held every four years, the International Champions Cup ... the tournament saw the all-time attendance record for soccer in ... from the Big House at the University of Michigan. This ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable source ... Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Fans of Paul ... “Out There” tour which originally kicked off in 2013. The ... America and the legendary performer recently announced that he would ... Arena on June 21st, in Charlottesville, VA at John Paul ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Actos Lawsuit Settlement: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to Pay As Much As $2.4 Billion to Resolve Claims Alleging Actos Causes Bladder Cancer 2Health News:Actos Lawsuit Settlement: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to Pay As Much As $2.4 Billion to Resolve Claims Alleging Actos Causes Bladder Cancer 3Health News:An Application for Teachers to Reward Students with Good Behavior Was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 2Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 3Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 4Health News:Cheap 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on International Champions Cup (ICC) Presale Tickets 2Health News:Cheap 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on International Champions Cup (ICC) Presale Tickets 3Health News:Cheap 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on International Champions Cup (ICC) Presale Tickets 4Health News:Paul McCartney Tickets at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC: Ticket Down Slashes Paul McCartney Ticket Prices in Columbia, South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena 2
... turns off genes that keep tumors from forming, research shows ... insight into how a carcinogen in tobacco known as NNK ... at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan report that NNK ... the nucleus of cells. In turn, DNMT1 turns off genes ...
... Obese patients can take steps to minimize risk, experts say ... of excess weight are well-known, such as heart disease, high ... obese patient is also a challenge for an anesthesiologist to ... our patients are obese," said Dr. Kumar Belani, a professor ...
... similar to MS in humans, findings show , TUESDAY, ... gene called ZFP191 causes central nervous system myelination problems ... humans with multiple sclerosis, new research has found. , ... and destroys the myelin sheath that insulates and protects ...
... ... nation’s leader in the fight against the disease ALS (amyotrophic laterals sclerosis) announced today ... , ... Calif. (Vocus) January 19, 2010 -- The ALS Association , the nation’s ...
... 11 A.M. , Justin Herman Plaza , ... , www.walkforlifewc.c o m , Speakers and organizers are ... A woman who walked away from her job as a clinic director ... intent on exposing abuses in the abortion industry will speak at the 6th Annual ...
... PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti , Jan. 19 One ... the challenges of delivering aid in the aftermath of the ... , Although aid is beginning to get through, the impact ... logistical challenges combined with a destroyed office and warehouse and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge 2Health News:Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge 3Health News:Gordon S. LaVigne Appointed ALS Association Chief Development and Communications Officer , 2Health News:Gordon S. LaVigne Appointed ALS Association Chief Development and Communications Officer , 3Health News:6th Annual Walk for Life West Coast Saturday, January 23, 2010 2Health News:Haiti Earthquake: One Week Later, Aid Agencies Facing Challenges 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015 PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL ... UBS Healthcare Conference on Monday, May 18, 2015, in New ... Chief Financial Officer will be making a presentation on PAREXEL ... A live webcast of the presentation will be available through ... in the Upcoming Events portion of the main page, and ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Pa. , May 4, 2015  Makindus, Inc. ... today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted ... the treatment of Stargardt,s Disease. "We are ... MI-100 to treat Stargardt,s disease in place for ... development program in the United States ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... BUFFALO, N.Y. , May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Stephanie Englert , PharmD, has completed preliminary analysis ... Disorder and Schizophrenia. Resources from Clinical Support Services, ... Medication Reviews (CMR) with patients currently taking psychiatric ... events. The research found that 93% of patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PAREXEL International to Present at UBS Healthcare Conference 2European Medicines Agency (EMA) Grants Orphan Designation for Makindus' MI-100 for Stargardt's Disease 2Clinical Support Services, Inc. Verifies That Increased Availability of MTM Services Facilitates Identification of Adverse Drug Effects in Psychiatric Patients 2Clinical Support Services, Inc. Verifies That Increased Availability of MTM Services Facilitates Identification of Adverse Drug Effects in Psychiatric Patients 3
300XL System, English (U.K. cord), 100-240 VAC....
Micro-mini fiber optic light....
Micro-mini fiber optic light....
The MC-3 allows for simultaneous use of two lamps, with an additional built-in spare....
Medicine Products: