Capping a two year effort, Health Canada is poised to release English and French versions of radon mitigation guidance documents. The guides will join earlier publications produced in Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and elsewhere.
The guides were originally developed by Arthur Scott who brought active soil depressurization to the radon control efforts and who was a lead investigator on much of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mitigation research and demonstration projects. The Working Group Coordinator was Isabelle Vézina, a tireless colleague who has given important leadership to Health Canada’s radon program including French-language outreach. At the risk of offending those not named, the Working Group members included a name well known in the building science aspects of indoor air quality: Don Fugler, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
The 60 page guide is exceptionally well illustrated and clearly organized with 14 chapters: