Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when the uranium in soil and rock breaks down. It is invisible, odourless and tasteless. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it is diluted and is not a concern. However, in enclosed spaces, like homes, it can sometimes accumulate to high levels, which can be a risk to the health of you and your family.
Most homes in contact with the ground will contain some amount of radon gas. Radon becomes more of a concern when it reaches high levels, with levels varying across the country. According to Health Canada, about seven per cent of Canadian homes have radon levels that may be putting