CPCHE joins open letter to federal government urging action on cancer-causing radon as part of new Greener Homes program

CPCHE joins with CELA, the Lung Association, the David Suzuki Foundation and CAREX Canada in an open letter to the Honourable Seamus O’Regan urging the federal government to include measures to address cancer-causing radon in Canada’s new Greener Homes Program. Citing evidence that energy retrofits can inadvertently worsen indoor radon gas exposure, the organizations call upon the government to include radon testing and, if warranted, radon remediation as a component of the Greener Homes energy retrofits grants program. 

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that results from the breakdown of uranium in the soil. It can accumulate in homes and other buildings and when breathed in it increases the risk of lung cancer. Learn more: https://healthyenvironmentforkids.ca/radon-what-families-can-do/

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Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE)

The Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE) is an affiliation of groups with overlapping missions to improve children's environmental health in Canada. Working across traditional boundaries, CPCHE provides common ground for organizations working to protect children's health from environmental contaminants.