Research study to study radon gas levels at Six Nations

By Victoria Gray Writer Homeowners on Six Nations who are concerns about their health may be able to join a study next year to have radon testing done. Six Nations Elected Council approved an application for Councillor and graduate student Michelle Bomberry and environmental lead Rod Whitlow to apply for funding for the First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program (FNECP), from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to conduct the Six Nations’ Community Radon Monitoring and Assessment Project on November 9 during the general council meeting. The research project, currently lead by Bomberry, will test the radon levels in the ground around up to 100 homes on the reserve. If the study is granted funding for the one-year project it will still have to go through approvals from the Six Nations Ethics Committee….

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