Radon

Why is this important?

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium in rock and soil. Radon can enter a building through cracks and gaps in the foundation floor and walls. Long term exposure to radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer.

What actions can we take?

  • Conduct a radon test.
  • If needed, take remedial measures to reduce levels below the Government of Canada guideline.
  • Simple test kits are available at some home improvement and hardware stores, or by ordering via postal mail or the Internet.
  • If the radon level is high, take action to reduce it, contact a certified radon mitigation professional.