Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

September 11, 2013 15:00 ET

Radiation Safety Institute of Canada: Media Advisory

Hon. Steve Mahoney, President of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada (RSIC) to host MPP 'Drop-in' Breakfast Reception in Anticipation of the Introduction of Bill 96, An Act to Raise Awareness about Radon.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2013) - Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas that contributes to 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths in Canada (Health Canada.)

A 'drop-in' breakfast reception on Thursday, September 12 at 8:30 am will be held in anticipation of the introduction of an important Private Members Bill that will focus on the issue of radon gas exposure in homes, schools, and the workplace. The bill will be introduced by MPP Shafiq Qaadri, and will be debated in the afternoon of September 12.

The reception, hosted by the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada (RSIC), together with the Ontario Lung Association and the Canadian Cancer Society, will take place in Room 228 of the Main Legislative Building, Queens Park. All MPPS, staff and media are invited to attend.

Hon. Steve Mahoney, President of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada (RSIC), will be present, and will be pleased to answer any questions.

WHO:

Hon. Steve Mahoney, President, Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

SMahoney@radiationsafety.ca

(416) 650-9090 ext 30

WHAT:

A Queen's Park Breakfast Reception

WHEN

Thursday September 12, 2013, 9:30am

WHERE:

Room 228, Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park

About the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada (RSIC)

Founded in 1980, the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization and registered charity. The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is unique: it is the only independent organization of its kind in any country and is independent of industry, labour and government. The institute's National Laboratories are located in Saskatoon, SK, and its National Education Centre is in Toronto, ON. RSIC's mission is prevention of injuries and cancers resulting from unacceptable exposure to radiation. RSIC is dedicated to the promotion of radiation safety in the workplace, in the environment, in homes and schools. Its work is guided by the principle of "good science in plain language." More information on education, training and scientific and technical services available from the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada can be found on their website at: www.radiationsafety.ca.

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