Next to smoking, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer and is linked to causing the deaths of 3,200 Canadians every year. All homes have some level of radon and talking to your patients about the need to test their homes is an important part of preventing radon-related cancer. With Radon Action Month in November, and a rising public profile on this carcinogenic gas, it’s important to be prepared to discuss the risks of radon with your patients and to be ready to answer their questions. Health Canada, together with McMaster University, the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Clean Air Partnership, have designed a free, accredited program, Radon: Is it in your patients’ home, in order to provide you and your colleagues with reliable, evidence-based information.
- It’s easy to access and free
- It only takes one hour to complete – which you can do in one sitting, or multiple sessions
- The course is accredited for Continuing Medical Education credit by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (1 Mainpro-M1 credit) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1.0 hours).