Test Your Home for Radan Gas
It is very important to test your home for radan gas, or any other property for that matter. Interesting to see the Radan map that #CBC has prepared based on a 2012 Health Canada report “showing that 6.9 per cent of Canadians are living in homes with radon levels above the current Canadian guidelines of 200 becquerels per cubic metre (Bq/m3).” – Source of information article from CBC.
You should test your home because according to Health Canada’s 1 November 2012 news release radon gas is “the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking.”
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In its November 1, 2012 news release Health Canada went on to say that “Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas in the ground that can’t be seen, smelled or tasted. It can get into the home undetected through cracks in the foundation or gaps around pipes. The only way to measure the radon level in the home is to take a simple and inexpensive test, which can be purchased at most hardware stores. Health Canada recommends testing for a minimum of three months starting in the fall, when windows and doors typically remain closed.”