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Health Group Calls for Mandatory Radon Testing In Daycares and Schools

By Clare Henning of CBC NEWS

Testing for radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas, is not required across most parts of Canada, and a national children's health group wants to see that changed in schools and daycares.Several areas of British Columbia are known to have levels of radon above the guidelines set by Health Canada. Almost one in three homes in Prince George, for example, were found to have higher-than-recommended levels in 2015. 

 

kNØw Asbestos

kNØw Asbestos” A Website to Educate About Asbestos Dangers and Prevention

 

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure through education, advocacy, and community work, today announced the rollout of a new educational website. The online home of “kNØw Asbestos, Think Prevention,” has been designed as a comprehensive resource guide to learn and understand the dangers of asbestos and what you can do about it. It can be accessed at adaoknowasbestos.org.

 

Asbestos: How To Stay Safe

Asbestos: How To Stay Safe

 

Asbestos was so widely used in the past that its presence still remains in thousands of older buildings, including schools and homes. Though it’s important to remember that asbestos is technically not an immediate threat as long as the materials are left intact and aren’t disturbed in some way, the threat of exposure remains a lurking danger until all the asbestos is properly removed.