Table 1.

Resources to assist family physicians in educating patients about radon

TOPIC (SOURCE)MATERIAL TYPERESOURCE LINK
Brief information about radon for patients
  • What is radon? (Health Canada)Downloadable brochurewww.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/alt_formats/hecs-sesc/pdf/pubs/radiation/radon_brochure/radon-brochure-eng.pdf
  • Radon: increased risk for smokers (Health Canada)Pamphlet for smokerswww.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/alt_formats/hecs-sesc/pdf/pubs/radiation/radon_smokers-fumeurs/radon_smokers-fumeurs-eng.pdf
  • How to mitigate your house (BC Lung Association)Downloadable brochurewww.radonaware.ca/database/files/library/BROCHURE_TESTING_MITIGATION.pdf
  • Radon reduction guide (Health Canada)Downloadable bookletwww.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/alt_formats/pdf/pubs/radiation/radon_canadians-canadiens/radon_canadians-canadien-eng.pdf
Videos you can use to teach your patients
  • What radon is and how to test your house (BC Lung Association)Videowww.radonaware.ca/radon-resources/videos#radon-testing
  • What is a radon reduction system? (Ontario Lung Association)Videowww.on.lung.ca/radon
Patient self-education
  • Radon presentation: what you need to know about radon (McMaster University)Online presentationhttps://machealth.ca/programs/radon/m/mediagallery/1743
How to test for radon
  • Ordering a radon test kit (BC Lung Association)Websitewww.radonaware.ca/radon-resources/order-a-radon-test-kit
What to do if radon levels are high
  • Reducing radon in your home (McMaster University)Videohttps://machealth.ca/programs/radon/m/mediagallery/1804
  • Ordering a mitigation book guide (BC Lung Association)Websitewww.radonaware.ca/radon-resources/order-a-radon-mitigation-book
  • Finding a mitigation professional (Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program)Websitehttp://c-nrpp.ca/find-a-professional
  • Finding a mitigation professional (Health Canada)Websitewww.takeactiononradon.ca/test
Maps
  • Mapping the geologic radon potential in Canada (Radon Environmental Management Corporation)Online informationwww.radonaware.ca/database/files/library/Canada_Radon_Potential_Map.pdf
Further information for patients
  • Written radon summary (World Health Organization)Website fact sheetwww.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs291/en
  • Radon summary and further resources (Health Canada)Downloadable fact sheetEnglish: www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/alt_formats/pacrb-dgapcr/pdf/iyh-vsv/environ/radon-eng.pdf
French: www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/alt_formats/pacrb-dgapcr/pdf/iyh-vsv/environ/radon-fra.pdf
Poster
  • Radon: have you tested your home? (BC Lung Association)Downloadable posterwww.radonaware.ca/database/files/library/MIKE_HOLMES_RADON_POSTER.pdf
Specific answers for patients’ questions
  • Health CanadaWebsitewww.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/radiation/radon/faq_fq-eng.php
  • Radon Aware (BC Lung Association)Online fact sheetwww.radonaware.ca/database/files/library/RadonAware_Radon_QA_.pdf
Information for physicians
  • Radon: information for health professionals (Health Canada)Websitewww.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/radiation/radon_brochure_profession/index-eng.php
Downloadable versionlung.healthdiary.ca/Guest/Product.aspx?IDS=YO5Eir5037ngD27nQnAWdw%3d%3d
  • Report of cross-Canada survey of radon concentration (Health Canada)WebsiteEnglish: www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/radiation/radon/survey-sondage-eng.php#a1
French: www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/radiation/survey-sondage/index-fra.php
Downloadable versionwww.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/alt_formats/pdf/radiation/radon/survey-sondage-eng.pdf
  • Ionizing radiation: quantities and units (Government of Canada, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)Websitewww.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/ionizing.html
  • Radiation dose information (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Government of Canada)Websitehttp://nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/resources/radiation/introduction-to-radiation/radiation-doses.cfm