In preparation for winter, a season when indoor radon levels tend to be highest, November has been designated as Radon Action Month.
Detecting radon is challenging due to its colorless, odorless, and tasteless properties. Employing licensed technicians is your primary line of defense to identify radon and ensure the safety of your family. ClimateCare boasts the most extensive network of certified radon detection and mitigation experts in Ontario. If you lack familiarity with radon and its potential hazards, continue reading to gain valuable information that will empower you to take proactive measures against radon in your home.
COMMON SOURCES OF HARMFUL RADON
HIGH EXPOSURE OF RADON CAN LEAD TO LUNG CANCER
Breathing in too much radon can be a serious health concern. It’s actually the second leading cause of lung cancer. Health Canada says that about 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada happen because of radon exposure. If you’re a smoker and also exposed to a lot of radon, your chances of getting lung cancer go up even more.
Right now, there’s no evidence that radon exposure is linked to other breathing problems. But because it’s so connected to lung cancer, it’s a good idea to take steps to lower your exposure to radon.
WHEN TO TEST FOR RADON
Health Canada suggests testing every home for radon over a long period, at least 3 months. This time frame gives an average yearly exposure rate, helping to figure out if the radon level is safe. Radon levels change during the year because of weather, with higher concentrations in winter. That’s why it’s best to test during that season.
If you want to make sure your home is safe from high radon levels. They can help you get started.