Radon is a radioactive gas that is colourless and odourless. In confined spaces, it can pose a serious health risk. According to Health Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
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The only way to determine if your home has elevated levels of radon is to test for it.
A fully-trained technician can conduct the test and make recommendations on how to reduce radon to safe levels in your home.
ClimateCare is the largest network of certified radon detection and mitigation experts in Canada. Our team of experts have been trained and certified through the National Environmental Health Association’s National Radon Proficiency Program, the only governing body recognized by Health Canada. You can trust us to ensure the safety of your home and family.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas found naturally in the environment. It is produced by the decay of uranium found in soil, rock or water. Radon is invisible, odourless and tasteless and emits ionizing radiation. As a gas, radon can move freely through the soil, enabling it to escape into the atmosphere or seep into buildings. When radon escapes from bedrock into outdoor air, it is diluted to such low concentrations that it poses a negligible threat to health. However, if a building is built over bedrock or soil that contains uranium, radon gas can be released into the building through cracks in foundation walls or, floors, or gaps around pipes and cables.
When radon is confined to enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces, it can accumulate to high levels. Radon levels are generally highest in basements and crawl spaces because these areas are nearest to the source and are usually poorly ventilated.
Reference: Health Canada