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Did you know-
That a radon level even as low as 75 could be the equivalent to smoking 4 cigarettes per day for each family member (in terms of cancer risk)?
That the cancer risk presented by Radon Gas is much greater than the risks allowed for carcinogens in our food and water?
That Canada Radon offers Canadians the most affordable, easy-to-use, Radon Test Kits available in Canada today!
The Lung Association urges Canadians to test homes for radon gas
OTTAWA, ON – Based on new research from Health Canada, The Lung Association is urging Canadians all across the country to have their homes tested for radon, known to be the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas that can seep into homes. A new federal government survey of 14,000 homes indicated that radon is present in almost twice as many Canadian houses as previously estimated.
"Exposure to indoor radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco smoking," said Mary-Pat Shaw, acting president and CEO of the Canadian Lung Association. "The new analysis completed by Health Canada tells us that the risk from radon is significantly greater than previously thought."
Health Canada recognizes radon as the next leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
CBC Article: Radon linked to more lung cancer deaths than previously thought. New Health Canada research indicates there are hundreds more cases annually of lung cancer caused by indoor radon exposure than first determined in the late 1970s, prompting the agency to urge Canadians to check levels of the colourless and odourless gas in their homes. (read full article)
Health Canada only recognizes NEHA-NRPP accreditations for Radon Measurement and Mitigation.