Radon is a radioactive gas that is odourless, colourless and tasteless. It is produced by the breakdown of uranium found in soil, rocks and water and it poses risk to human health.
Radon is found throughout Canada, when inhaled, it remains in lung tissues and began to decay and over a period of time leading to lung cancer. It’s second leading cause of lung cancer among Canadians. In some provinces, 20% of homes had high radon levels.
Question is how Radon enters home? Via cracks in the foundation wall and/or floor slabs, unfinished floors, floor drains, window casements, cavities inside wall, water, support post etc; if radon concentration is over 200(Bq/m3), it’s a concern!
I would recommend test Radon in your home. Do it yourself kits (cost upto $75) are available, visit email@example.com or call contractor or email me and I can share few contacts. For those who wait till last drop, the mitigation cost could be anywhere between $2500 – $4500 plus deteriorate health!
It is known that approx 8.2% household in Ontario has high level of Radon, Manitoba & NB is worse approx 23.7%, if you are in Nunavut, than enjoy radon free air 🙂
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