What is radon?

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Transcript - What is radon?

A house appears. The words “What is Radon?” are visible on the side of the house.

Narrator: What is radon? Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that comes from the ground and is in every home in Canada.

The camera moves to reveal the interior of the house, zooming in on the furnace room and the family room in the basement. Vapour representing radon drifts up from the basement to the main floor of the house, gradually making its way to the second floor bedroom where a baby bassinet is visible.

Narrator: It can be dangerous. It’s the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

On the bedroom wall is a picture frame. Inside the frame text appears which says:

“Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer”.

Narrator:  You can’t smell, taste or see radon. 

The camera moves back down to a basement family room where the vapours representing radon are still visible.

Narrator: But it is easy to test for…

A radon detector appears on screen and moves to a shelf in the family room.

Narrator: …and easy to reduce to safe levels.

A ventilation pipe appears in the furnace room showing how radon gas is pumped from under the concrete floor of the basement to outside the house.

Narrator:  Protect your family from preventable lung cancer.

The exterior wall of the house re-appears. The words “Take Action on Radon” appear on the side of the house. Outside the house, there is a little girl skipping and a boy is sitting on the grass with his dog.

Narrator:  Test your home today. Visit Canada.ca/radon

Text on Screen: Canada.ca/radon

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