What is Radon?
Radon is a Radioactive GAS and is found everywhere across Canada with different concentrations, because it occurs naturally in soil. It is invisible, odorless and tasteless. When Radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it is diluted and is usually not a concern. However, in enclosed spaces, like homes, it may accumulate to high levels, which can be a health risk to you and your family.
Exposure to high levels of Radon in your home may results in an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The risk of cancer depends of several factors such as:
- The average radon concentration in the building.
- The length of time a person is exposed.
- Their smoking habits. (Exposure to Radon and tobacco use together can significantly increase the risk of lung cancer.)
The Only way to know if your home has a high Radon concentration is to measure the radon concentration.
Call us right now for more information and to schedule a Radon testing.
(Visit Health Canada for more detailed information on Radon)