Radon Hazards

August 1, 2016

U of T Engineering Students’ proposal for Ontario Building Code changes for Radon Gas.

According to the World Health Organization, radon gas has become the second leading cause of lung cancer. In Ontario, high levels of radon can be found within Toronto’s GTA. Since there are no legal requirements in Ontario for radon testing, the current Ontario Building Code is inadequate to handle radon as a rising problem.

The Canadian Environmental Law Association issued a report in November 2014 called Radon in Homes, Schools, and Workplaces: CELA Finds Legal Protections Lacking. The concerns raised by this report inspired our Clinic to suggest this topic as a project for fourth year engineering students at the University of Toronto.

The students’ findings were as follows:

Read more on this issue in the August 2016 – Clinic Newsletter.