This November, as part of National Radon Action Month, Health Canada is encouraging Canadians to take the time to test their homes for radon.
Radon is a radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. It can easily enter homes undetected through cracks and gaps in the floors, walls, windows and doors.
HepC treatment is publicly funded in Canada, and Canada has also signed on to the World Health Organization 2030 HepC elimination effort. The goal of the global elimination effort is to reduce the number of new hepatitis infections (hepatitis B and C) by 90% and reduce hepatitis-related mortality by 65%. However, achieving HepC elimination is challenging. This is because having an effective cure is one thing, and making that cure available to those infected is an even more excellent task.