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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.

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 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.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jul. 24, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Radon, radioactive gas, national radon program, reducing radon, lung cancer risk, radon testing, radon detector, health risk
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

This guide has been written to provide professional building contractors with information on radon mitigation techniques for existing houses in contact with the soil.

Last Updated: Mar. 2, 2021
Date Published: Jul. 24, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  reducing radon levels, guide for professional building contractors, radon mitigation techniques
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
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Keywords:  National Radon Program, Bq/m³, radon, Rn-222, survey, random digit dialing, homes, radon measurement
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

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

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

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

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: May 7, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Radon, radioactive gas, the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock, invisible, odourless and tasteless, radon testing, public buildings, health risk
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