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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.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is found naturally throughout our environment. It is produced by the decay of uranium found in rocks and soil. Since radon is a gas, it can move freely through the soil enabling it to escape into the atmosphere or seep into buildings. Radon is invisible, odourless and tasteless, but can be easily measured with a radon detector.
Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Test to find out if you have an unsafe level
This guide has been written to provide professional building contractors with information on radon mitigation techniques for existing houses in contact with the soil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This document is intended for persons and organizations carrying out radon measurements in buildings that have a high occupancy rate and/or residency period for members of the public and are, therefore, considered “dwellings” for the purposes of radon testing