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Every region in Canada has homes with elevated radon; make sure yours isn’t one of them. Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Reducing radon in your home is straightforward.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jul. 24, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Radon, radioactive gas, breakdown of uranium in soil and rock, invisible, odourless and tasteless, outdoor air, enclosed spaces, health risk, lung cancer
Federal

Radon — an invisible radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in the ground —is found in every home in Canada. Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers, testing is the only way to know if the home has dangerous levels.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Dec. 20, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Radon, radioactive gas, breakdown of uranium in soil and rock, invisible, odourless and tasteless, outdoor air, enclosed spaces, risk to health, lung cancer
Federal

Survey of long-term measurements of radon concentrations in volunteer homes from 2009 – 2011. National survey conducted by the National Radon Program covering all Health Regions.

Last Updated: Feb. 9, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 23, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML DOC CSV XLS TXT
Keywords:  National Radon Program, Bq/m³, radon, Rn-222, survey, random digit dialing, homes, radon measurement
Federal

This document is intended for persons and organizations carrying out radon testing in residential homes. The purpose of the testing is to evaluate radon levels in order to determine the need for remedial action to protect the occupants.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jul. 30, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Radon, radioactive gas, breakdown of uranium in soil and rock, invisible, odourless and tasteless, radon testing, residential Dwellings, health risk
Federal

Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock. It is invisible, odourless and tasteless. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it is diluted and is not a concern. However, in enclosed spaces, like homes, it can accumulate to high levels and become a risk to the health of you and your family.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Sep. 30, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Radon, radioactive gas, breakdown of uranium in soil and rock, invisible, odourless and tasteless, outdoor air, enclosed spaces, risk to health
Federal

Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when the uranium in soil and rock breaks down. It is invisible, odourless and tasteless. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it is diluted and is not a concern. However, in enclosed spaces like homes, it can accumulate to high levels.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Feb. 18, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Radon, radioactive gas, breakdown of uranium in soil and rock, invisible, odourless and tasteless, outdoor air, enclosed spaces, risk to health
Federal

Radon (Rn-222) is the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. It can easily move through small spaces in soils and other materials, allowing it to enter buildings and accumulate to levels that can pose a health risk. Health Canada recommends that all Canadians test their home for radon and remediate if levels are higher than 200 becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/m³).

In order to better understand the risk to Canadians from exposure to radon and thoron, the National Radon Program (NRP) conducted an indoor residential measurement survey in 2012-2013 to gather information on radon and thoron levels across the Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA) in Canada.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 23, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML DOC CSV XLS TXT
Keywords:  National Radon Program, Bq/m³, radon, Rn-222, thoron, Rn-220, CMA, Census Metropolitan Area, survey
Federal

Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Test to find out if you have an unsafe level

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 13, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Randon, radioactive gas, health risk, lung cancer
Federal

The Active Soil Depressurization (ASD) radon field study is aimed to investigate mitigation technique efficacy in 52 participant homes in Ottawa-Gatineau area.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 8, 2016
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: PDF DOCX CSV XLS HTML
Keywords:  Radon, Field study, Active Soil Depressurization, ASD, Mitigation, Side-wall discharge, National Radon Program, National Radon Laboratory, Radon reduction
Federal

An information sheet with answers to common questions about Customs Controlled Area (CCA) spaces. *What is a Customs Controlled Area? *What is the purpose of the CCA? *What are the obligations of a traveller or employee in a CCA?

Last Updated: Dec. 19, 2021
Date Published: Nov. 20, 2015
Organization: Canada Border Services Agency
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Customs and excise, Frequently asked questions
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