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  • Introduction to Radon

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    Name: Introduction to Radon
    Date: November 14, 2017
    Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST
    Event Description:
    Seminar Overview: Did you know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers? Health Canada states that approximately 3,200 Canadians die each year as a result of radon induced lung cancer. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in all the air we breathe. Outdoors radon is diluted and of little concern but indoors radon can become concentrated and create an indoor air quality issue and significant health hazard. You cannot see, smell or taste radon and as a result, elevated levels could be present inside a building and you would never know without testing for it. This seminar is designed to educate you about radon, including the health effects, the misconceptions, what is involved in the measurement and mitigation of radon and why all buildings must be tested. Seminar Outline •What is radon? •Exposure and health effects of radon exposure •Applicable guidelines and regulations •Testing for radon - Includes planning for testing entire building portfolios •Mitigation of radon - Mitigation of other soil gases is also discussed •Radon and new construction Who Should Attend? •Commercial and institutional building managers and owners •Managers and owners of multi-unit residential buildings •Architects and builders Instructor Bio Scott Cryer is the National Practice Lead for radon at Pinchin Ltd. A Professional Geoscientist (P. Geo) since 2004, Scott has over 25 years of experience dealing with environmental, health and safety issues. His experience includes the assessment and management of surface and sub-surface soil and groundwater contamination, asbestos, lead and radon. Scott is certified with the American National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) and the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP), as a radon measurement and mitigation provider. Scott serves as Vice-President with the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) and is actively involved with scientific and government stakeholder groups for the development of radon policy to help Canadians successfully manage radon in their buildings.
    Location:
    Pinchin Ltd. - Ottawa Office 1 Hines Road, Suite 200 Kanata, ON K2K 3C7 Canada Toll Free: (855) 746-2446 ext. 1800 Phone: (613) 592-3387 Fax: (613) 592-5897
    Date/Time Information:
    November 14, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
    Contact Information:
    Samantha Fayman Client Development Specialist 905-363-1335
    Fees/Admission:
    This is a complimentary session which includes breakfast.
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