As the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, over 3000 people die annually of Radon induced lung cancer on average.
So what exactly is Radon & WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO GET TESTED?
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above, then into your home through cracks and other openings in the foundation. Your home traps Radon inside, where Radon levels can build up. Any home has potential for Radon problems. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
Any home may have Radon problems, as it can get through:
Cracks in foundation floors
Cracks in walls
Gaps in suspended floors
Gaps around service pipes
Cavities inside walls
The water supply
Check out this recent TedX Talk about the dangers of radon gas, and why it is important to get your home or office tested.
Watch the video below, as well known home contractor, Mike Holmes, and others explain the potential dangers of Radon.
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