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Exposure Reduction

The only way to know if radon levels are elevated is to test. Our Radon in Schools page provides a summary of research into efforts school testing efforts across Canada. The most effective method for decreasing indoor radon levels is active soil depressurization, which involves installing a fan and vent pipe in the basement floor to reverse the air pressure flow. There are a number of other techniques that can reduce exposure to radon. Our team has performed a detailed scan of exposure control resources and assembled a compilation of key publications and resources. These are organized by type of exposure (environmental or occupational) and by specificity (general or carcinogen-specific). Please visit our Exposure Reduction Resources page to view.

We also recommend exploring the Prevention Policies Directory, a freely-accessible online tool offering information on policies related to cancer and chronic disease prevention. Providing summaries of the policies and direct access to the policy documents, the Directory allows users to search by carcinogen, risk factor, jurisdiction, geographical location, and document type. Click here to learn more about policies specific to radon in the Directory. For questions about this resource, please contact a member of the Prevention Team at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer at primary.prevention@partnershipagainstcancer.ca.

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