Skip to main content Skip to sitemap
Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
Jump to Sitemap Jump to Content

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Radon Study 2019 – 2020

Radon is a colourless and radioactive gas; it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. Radon can enter homes in areas exposed to soil and rock that contain uranium.

HPEPH conducted a study from 2019-2020 to learn more about levels of radon in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. A total of 519 homes in the HPEPH area obtained valid results as part of the study. Of those homes, 78 (15.1%) had radon levels at or above Health Canada’s threshold of 200 Bq/m3 while 4 (0.8%) had radon levels of 600 Bq/m3 or more.

This study consisted of a convenience sample and cannot accurately portray the prevalence of radon in all households within the HPEPH area. However, it does highlight that high levels of radon exist in homes in the HPEPH area. View the complete study online.

Interested in receiving monthly updates about HPEPH programs and services?

Sign up for our e-newsletter

COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

All individuals ≥ 5 yrs of age are eligible to receive a fall COVID-19 booster dose 6 mo after previous COVID-19 vaccine. Bivalent booster doses are available to individuals aged 12 and over.

Appointments can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

For the most up to date information on current provincial guidelines and advice in case of exposure, visit Ontario.ca/page/public-health-measures-and-advice.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.