Nature – Residential buildings can concentrate radioactive radon gas, exposing occupants to particle radiation that increases lung cancer risk. This has worsened over time in North America, with newer residences containing greater radon. Notably, residences built in the twenty-first century are occupied by significantly younger people experiencing greater radiation dose rates from radon (mean age of 46 at 5.01 mSv/y), relative to older groups more likely to occupy twentieth century-built properties (mean age of 53 at 3.45–4.22 mSv/y). Newer, higher radon-containing properties are also more likely to have minors, pregnant women and an overall higher number of occupants living there full time.

Read more »

Abonnez-vous à nos bulletins

L'équipe CAREX Canada offre deux bulletins réguliers: le Bulletin électronique semestriel résumant les informations sur nos prochains webinaires, les nouvelles publications et mises à jour des estimations et des outils; et le Bulletin des actualités cancérogènes, un condensé mensuel des articles de presse, des rapports gouvernementaux, et de la littérature académique relative aux substances cancérigènes que nous avons classé comme important pour la surveillance au Canada. Inscrivez-vous à un de ces bulletins, ou les deux, ci-dessous.

CAREX Canada

School of Population and Public Health

Université de la Colombie-Britannique
Campus de Vancouver
2206 East Mall, bureau 370A
Vancouver, C.-B. V6T 1Z3​
CANADA

© 2022 CAREX Canada