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WHAT IS RADON?
You can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but this naturally occurring gas can leak into your home from soil, rock and groundwater.
The most common points of entry for radon are cracks in the foundation, drains and spaces around pipes. In enclosed spaces, typically on the lowest level of your home, is where the gas can accumulate.
High levels of radon present a health risk. The risks of developing lung cancer from radon are greater for smokers and those exposed to second-hand smoke. The only way to know the level of radon in your home is to test for it.
Western Canada contains some of the highest radon-generating soils on our planet.
REAL ESTATE AND RADON GAS
Testing your home for radon is cheap, easy and effective. To figure out the amount of radon in your home, all you have to do is purchase a radon testing device through companies like www.evictradon.org, One of the most effective and simplest of tests is called an “alpha track” device, which, over a 90+ day period, will register the Bq/m3 of the indoor air of your home. It requires no electricity and is about the same size as a small hockey puck.