Media Advisory - Carbon dioxide isn't the only silent killer in the house

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 General News
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What:   

Launch of Radon Action Month 2017 and opportunity to tour NRC radon testing facilities and speak with experts and spokespeople

Who:    

The national Take Action on Radon (TAOR) network and The Lung Association. Hear from a man who lost his wife to lung cancer and found that they had been living in a house with high radon levels.

Why:      

To generate awareness for radon, because long-term exposure to radon is linked to approximately 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada and it can be easily tested for and mitigated.

When:  

Tuesday, October 24, 2017. 10:00am – 10:30am

Welcome and Introduction: Dr Barbara MacKinnon, President and CEO, The Lung Association-New Brunswick

  Message from the Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor (invited) and / or Health Canada's Radon Program – Kelley Bush

Sarah Butson, The Lung Association – Ontario and Mark Nielsen will share the story of Mark's wife and dog, both of whom died from radon-induced lung cancer after living in a home with high levels of radon.

Description of NRC Tour – Liang (Grace) Zhou, Ph.D. Senior Research Officer / Agent de recherche senior Construction Portfolio National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada

Media Scrum

Where: 

 The Canadian Centre for Housing Technology information Centre, (Building M-24A) National Research Council (NRC) Complex, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa.



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