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Radiation and your health

May 11, 2019 ... effects and ways to protect yourself from exposure. Radon Information on radon, its potential health risks and how to test for it in your home. Radiation-emitting devices and products Learn about the safe use of common products and devices that give off radiation. Also find out how radiation is used to diagnose and treat illness. National dosimetry services Access

Chemicals and pollutants

May 24, 2019 ..., and moisturizers. Phthalates Phthalates are chemicals that are used to soften and increase flexibility of some plastics. They are also used as solvents in household products. They can be found in everyday products such as food packaging, cosmetics, building materials, fabrics and textiles, paints and electronics. Radon Radon is an invisible and odourless, radioactive gas

Canada’s air quality

Jun 3, 2019 ... also affect your health in many ways. Did you know that Canadians spend on average 90% of their time indoors? Learn about some indoor air pollutants and how you can improve the air quality inside your home: Improve indoor air quality Carbon monoxide Mould Radon What we’re doing to help improve indoor air quality Monitoring air quality in new homes Health Canada

Departmental Plan 2018 to 2019, supplementary tables, Environment and Climate Change Canada, chapter 2

Jun 6, 2019 ... necessary, will be made more stringent to encourage continuous improvement in air quality Review of ozone CAAQS underway (to be updated in 2019) Indoor Air Specific activity in support of initiative Immediate Outcomes Performance Indicators Targets Date to achieve targets Implement National Radon Program ER 2.3 Canadians are aware of radon PI 2.3 Percentage

Alberta Building Code 2014

May 30, 2019 ... to protect against radon gas Energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings under Section 9.36 of the Alberta Building Code. Product details Table of contents Volume 1 Preface Relationship of the Alberta Building Code to Standards Development and Conformity Assessment The Safety Codes Council Division A: Compliance, Objectives and Functional

Exposure and health effects of chemicals

May 23, 2019 ..., like radon or carbon monoxide, are odourless, tasteless, and invisible. Skin and eye contact You can be exposed to chemicals by coming into contact with them through your skin and eyes. These organs can be more sensitive to chemicals and may react more quickly than the rest of our bodies. Wearing protective equipment, such as gloves and eye goggles, can protect

Health Canada Environmental Health Resource Distribution to Health Professionals (1000206613) -

Apr 15, 2019 ... of their program’s materials. The three programs which may be included are: the Heat Program within the Climate Change Information Bureau (CCIB), the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Program within Water and Air Quality Bureau (WAQB), and the National Radon Program (NRP) within the Radiation Protection Bureau (RPB). The objective of this contract is to engage with a physician

Radiation Protection Regulations

Apr 8, 2019 ... dosimetry period means the period of one calendar year beginning on January 1 of the year following the year in which these Regulations come into force, and every period of one calendar year after that period. (période de dosimétrie d’un an) radon progeny radon progeny means the following radioactive decay products of radon 222: bismuth 214, lead 214, polonium 214

2019 Dose Data from the Fixed Point Surveillance Network

Jun 11, 2019 ... for these types of very low doses. KERMA (Kinetic Energy Released in Matter) In this case the 'Total Air KERMA' refers to the radiation dose from all external gamma sources, not just from the three noble gases Argon-41, Xenon-133 and Xenon-135. This includes natural background radiation as well, such as from mineral deposits in the ground or radon gas in the air

Water flow - Banff Upper Hot Springs

May 17, 2019 ... litres/minute. It is named for the small traces of radon in the water. The amount of radioactivity is harmless and less than given off by a watch dial. Scalding hot water at an average temperature of is 54° C/129° F feeds the Miette Hot Springs pool in Jasper National Park. Miette's three spring outlets gush at 1540 litres per minute and feature much higher

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