Prepared by: Paul Sampara, BSc., DOHS, MEng, ROH Occupational Hygiene Consultant OHCOW
Last updated: October 1, 2019
Medical Review by: Dr. L. Christine Oliver, MD, MPH, MS, FACPM Medical Consultant OHCOW
Occupational hygiene review by: Martin Albinger, Occupational Hygiene Consultant OHCOW
Editorial Review by: Janice Martell, Occupational Health Coordinator OHCOW
A summary of the development of the current WSIB Policy 23-02-03 “Lung Cancer Among Workers in the Uranium Mining Industry” and the epidemiological studies on the risk of lung cancer from radon exposure in Ontario uranium mines, and describes how exposure to radon was determined for the studies that provided the basis for the WSIB policy. A discussion of the historical radon exposure data for Ontario uranium miners is provided followed by a summary of the epidemiological studies on the risk of lung cancer associated with radon exposure in Ontario uranium mines.