Radon: Is it in your patients’ homes?

Available any time, on-demand

At high levels of exposure, the lifetime risk of death from radon gas is higher than car accidents, carbon monoxide and house fires. Radon gas is linked to the deaths of 3,000+ Canadians every year. With many Canadians spending more time at home, it is important to encourage in-home testing for radon.

McMaster University, together with Health Canada, has designed a free, certified program for anyone interested in learning about radon from a health care provider’s perspective. It was designed for family doctors and other primary care providers likely to encounter a growing number of patients with questions about radon as a result of increased awareness of radon exposure and the related health effects.


Access the course online, for free. Registration is quick and easy – just follow the prompts. You won’t be able to complete the course without logging in. This will also allow you to revisit the course if you don’t finish it in one session.

Time details

Course takes one hour to complete, which you can do in one sitting or multiple sessions.

CME Accreditation

The course was created by the Division of e-Learning Innovation at McMaster University in collaboration with Health Canada, the Ontario College of Family Physicians, and the Clean Air Partnership. It is sponsored by Health Canada. The course is certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program:

  • 1 Mainpro+ credit.
  • Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • Approved by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists for 1.0 CSRT CE/CPD credit.
  • Newly certified by the Canadian Institute for Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH)+ by L’Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec for 1 hour (UFC).

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