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.