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Basics & Theory

BC Gov: Overview Of Radon
BC Ministry Of Health covers radon overview, health effects, risk, testing, prevent & remove, and links to more resources.

CCOSH: Overview Of Radon In Buildings
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety covers what radon is, health effects, uranium & radon, measuring, how it enters buildings, acceptable indoor levels, reducing, and more.

RadonZone: How Radon Enters A Home
Radon Zone provides drawing showing various places radon can enter a house.
Education & Training

C-NRPP: Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program
Canadian - National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) is a certification program designed to establish guidelines for training professionals in radon services.
Industry Information

Canada Gov: Cross-Canada Survey Of Radon Concentrations In Homes
Health Canada final report on a two year cross-country survey of radon levels in homes indicates that 6.9% of Canadians are living in homes with radon levels above Health Canada’s guideline. (PDF)

Stats Canada: Radon Awareness in Canada
Statistics Canada summarizes the degree of radon awareness in Canada.
Industry Sectors

CARST: Canadian Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists
Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists is the national trade association for the radon industry.
Information Sources

AARST: Presentations From 2016 Radon Conference
American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists online slide show presentations from their 2016 conference cover a wide range of topics on radon.

CARST: Radon Documents & Research Papers
Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists provides links to various radon documents and research papers.

Health Canada: Resource Site On Radon
Health Canada provides information and resources on radon.

Radon Aware: BC Resource Site On Radon
RadonAware, a website operated by the BC Lung Association, provides information and resources on radon risks, considerations, and solutions.

US EPA: Radon-Resistant New Construction
US Environmental Protection Agency website provides information about radon-resistant construction techniques and other radon resources for individuals & families, home buyers & sellers and builders & contractors.

US EPA: US Resource Site On Radon
US Environmental Protection Agency provides radon FAQ, health risks, risk assessment, water, publications, construction techniques, and links to more information.
Issues & Performance

ASTM: E1465-08a Standard For Radon Control For New Low Rise Residential Buildings
ASTM E 1465-2008A Standard Practice for Radon Control Options for the Design and Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings, Jan 2009, provides design details and construction methods for two built-in soil depressurization radon control and reduction systems appropriate for use in new low-rise residential buildings. $57 USD

BC Gov: New Radon Rough-In Requirements In 2012 BC Building Code
On December 19, 2014, new BC Building Code requirements for protection from soil gases become effective. BC Building Code provisions for the rough-in for a subfloor depressurization system now require installation of a radon vent pipe which extends through, and terminates outside, the building.

BC Gov: New Radon Rough-In Requirements In BC Code
BC Building and Safety Standards Branch describes new BC Building Code provisions for the rough-in for a subfloor depressurization system that now require installation of a radon vent pipe which extends through, and terminates outside, the building. (PDF)
Procedures

BC Gov: Radon In Homes & Other Dwellings
Health Link BC describes issues and consideration for radon in homes, as well as provides information and resources for radon testing and additional information.

BCBEC: Protecting Canadian Homes & Buildings From Toxic Radon Gas
BC Building Envelope Council online slide show presentation Protecting Canadian Homes & Buildings from Toxic Radon Gas discusses issues and considerations for planning on how to address radon in homes. (PDF)

BCCDC: Radon Testing Of Homes
BC Centre for Disease Control describes radon test procedures for homes, and provides a listing of suppliers of test devices. (PDF)

BCCDC: Residential Indoor Radon Testing
BC Centre for Disease Control provides information and resources on testing for radon in homes. (PDF)

Building America: Installing Radon Fan
Building America Solution Center describes issues and considerations for installing a radon fan to prevent the accumulation of radon and soil gasses in the home.

Building America: Installing Vertical Radon Ventilation Pipe
Building America Solution Center describes issues and considerations for installing a vertical ventilation pipe as a passive radon vent system to prevent the accumulation of radon and soil gasses in the home.

Building Green: When Weatherizing Increases Radon
Building Green says air sealing and other energy retrofits in our homes can raise or lower radon levels. The only way to know is to test.

Canada Gov: Guide For Radon Measurements In Residential Dwellings
Health Canada online guide describes products and procedures for radon measurements in residential dwellings.

CCHRC: Radon Mitigation in New Construction
Alaska Cold Climate Housing Research Center online video describes how to, in areas with radon, install a radon mitigation system during new construction to ensure healthy indoor air quality.

CERTI: Protecting Your Home From Radon In Canada
Online manual Protecting Your Home From Radon in Canada, A Step-By-Step Manual for Radon Reduction is designed to provide sufficient information to a homeowner to make many of the basic repairs that can significantly reduce radon levels in their home. (PDF)

CMHC: Case Study Of Fixing Houses With High Radon
CMHC describes how a new house near Ottawa with a high radon concentration was remediated using a subslab depressurization system. (PDF)

CMHC: Cold Climate Radon Mitigation
CMHC research project investigated how radon mitigators who work in cold climates similar to that of Canada were successfully conducting radon mitigation work. (PDF)

CMHC: Guide For Canadian Homeowners On Radon
Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation guide covers introduction to radon, measuring, reducing, mitigation, and dealing with contractors. (PDF)

CREA: Homeowner Guide To Radon
Canadian Real Estate Association online Homeowner Guide To Radon describes issues and considerations for radon in homes. (PDF)

Ecohome: How To Install Radon Stack To Control Radon Gas In Homes
Ecohome online video shows how to add a passive radon stack to prepare a home for better indoor air quality if radon gas is present.

Energy Vanguard: Radon Venting, Do It During Construction Or Add A Zero
Energy Vanguard describes an easy way to install radon venting, by roughing in sub-slab or crawl space ventilation pipes during construction and once the house is framed extend the vent up through the roof.

EPA: Online Guide On How To Build Radon-Resistant Homes
US EPA online guide Building Radon Out, provides step-by-step directions on how to build radon-resistant homes. (PDF)

Fine Homebuilding: Radon Is A Big Deal
Fine Homebuilding says radon is a serious and under-appreciated issue, as it's the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco smoking. When you're building a new house you don't know how it will test until it's almost done, so you need to plan ahead.

Fine Homebuilding: Radon Mitigation With Interior Perimeter Drains
Fine Homebuilding says you can integrate a radon-mitigation system with your basement floor, but the details might be tricky.

GBA: All About Radon
Green Building Advisor describes issues and considerations around radon in homes.

GBA: Radon & Air Tightness
Green Building Advisor says the relationship between radon gas levels in existing homes and how airtight they are is not well understood but we should be testing homes after energy upgrades.

GBA: Radon Mitigation In A Leaky House
Green Building Advisor discusses how to control radon levels in a leaky log home built in the 19th century.

Health Canada: Guide To Reducing Radon Levels In Existing Homes
Health Canada offers Reducing Radon Levels in Existing Homes: A Canadian Guide for Professional Contractors. This guide has been written to provide professional building contractors with information on radon mitigation techniques for existing houses in contact with the soil. (PDF)

Healthy Heating: Mechanical Contractors Role In Radon In Homes
Healthy Heating discusses why the Health Canada release of their radon guide reaffirms mechanical professionals' leading role in the health and well-being of Canadians.

Infiltec: Drawings For Radon Mitigation System
Infiltec provides online drawings for various components of radon mitigation systems.

Infiltec: FAQ On Radon Mitigation
Infiltec answers common questions about mitigation and control of radon, and offers links to more information.

Jon Eakes: Radon Considerations For New Home Construction
Jon Eakes online video Radon Control in New Construction describes how tradespeople should satisfy the building code for efficient radon reduction.

RSIC: Home Radon Testing
Radiation Safety Institute of Canada provides information on home radon testing.

US DOE: Low-Cost Radon Reduction Study
US Department of Energy report Low-Cost Radon Reduction Pilot Study summarizes a primary scoping study on the impact of air sealing between the foundation and the living space on radon transport reduction across the foundation-living space. (PDF)

US EPA: Standards For Radon Resistent Construction
US Environmental Protection Agency has standards for the construction of radon resistant residential buildings with reference documents, terms, principles, model standards, and building techniques.

US EPA: Video On What Home Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Radon
US Environmental Protection Agency online video covers the basics, including radon science, the lung cancer risk, home inspection, building a new home radon-resistant, testing and fixing a home, disclosure, state radon offices, hotline and web resources, and key radon numbers, e.g., EPA's action level and the U.S. indoor and outdoor averages. (WMV)
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