Radon testing for your home. Purchasing a home, have a radon test performed as part of your home inspection.
Radon is a tasteless, odourless and invisible radioactive gas that results from decaying uranium, and is a leading cause of lung cancer. Radon filters up from the ground and into the air. It can enter buildings through openings where the buildings contact the ground. In the outdoors, radon is diluted to low levels. Inside buildings, however, radon can build up to harmful, concentrated levels. Breathing increased levels of radon increases a person’s chance of developing lung cancer. In fact, Radon is linked to 16% of lung cancer deaths. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, and the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
Who is at risk? Everyone is at risk for radon inhalation, and any building that has contact with the ground has the potential to have high radon levels, including houses, apartments, schools, daycares, warehouses and commercial spaces.
Reduce your radon – reduce your risk. What you can do. Start with radon testing. No building is radon free. By hiring a Certified Radon Measurement Professional to measure radon levels in the air you are taking the first steps of preventing lung cancer in your family or occupants of the building.