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Radon: About

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-risks-safety/radiation/radon.html

Sep 3, 2019 ...Radon: About About radon Health effects Testing your home Reducing levels in your home Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock. It is invisible, odourless and tasteless. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it is diluted and is not a concern. However, in enclosed spaces, like homes, it can

Radon

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/radon.html

Jul 31, 2019 ...Radon Radon is a radioactive gas found naturally in the environment. It is produced by the breakdown of uranium found in soil, rock or water. Radon is invisible, odourless and tasteless and emits ionizing radiation. On this page Health effects of radon Testing for radon in your home Reducing radon levels in your home About radon Materials to share or print

Radon: Health effects

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-risks-safety/radiation/radon/health-effects.html

Sep 3, 2019 ...Radon: Health effects About radon Health effects Testing your home Reducing levels in your home Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Exposure to high levels of radon in indoor air results in an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The risk of cancer depends on the level of radon and how long a person is exposed to those levels. Exposure

Radon: Testing your home

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-risks-safety/radiation/radon/testing-your-home.html

Sep 3, 2019 ...Radon: Testing your home About radon Health effects Testing your home Reducing levels in your home There are two options for testing a house for radon: Purchase a do-it-yourself radon test kit Hire a radon measurement professional If you choose to purchase a do-it-yourself radon test kit, make sure you follow the instructions provided on how to set up

Radon: Reducing levels in your home

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-risks-safety/radiation/radon/reducing-levels-home.html

Sep 3, 2019 ...Radon: Reducing levels in your home About radon Health effects Testing your home Reducing levels in your home If your radon test result is above the Canadian guideline of 200 Bq/m3 you should hire a certified radon professional to determine the best and most cost effective way to reduce the radon level in your home. Techniques to lower radon levels

Radon control in Canadian homes

https://nrc.canada.ca/en/stories/construction-innovation/radon-control-canadian-homes

Aug 30, 2019 ...Radon control in Canadian homes From: National Research Council Canada March 25, 2019 - Ottawa, Ontario Radon Diffusion Test Chamber and a test sample Since 2011, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Health Canada's National Radon Program have been working on a multi-year study to develop safe and cost-effective solutions to minimize the health

What is radon?

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Feb 7, 2019 ...What is radon? With described video Transcript Video Gallery 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

Radon - What You Need to Know

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/reports-publications/radon-what-you-need-to-know.html

May 7, 2019 ...Radon - What You Need to Know Download the alternative format (PDF format, 356 KB, 1 page) 2017 ISBN: 978-0-660-08393-3 Cat.: H129-75/2017E-PDF Pub.: 100484 Organization: Health Canada What is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from uranium in the ground that can get into your home undetected. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. All homes have

Radon - Another Reason to Quit

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/reports-publications/radiation/radon-another-reason-quit-fact-sheet-health-canada-2010.html

Apr 26, 2019 ...Radon - Another Reason to Quit Download the alternative format (PDF format, 680 KB, 1 page) 2014 ISBN: 978-1-100-23622-3 Cat.: H128-1/11-648E-1E PDF Organization: Health Canada Figure 1: Lung Cancer Risk A smoker exposed to high levels of radon for a long period of time (years / decades) has a 1 in 3 risk of developing lung cancer. A smoker never exposed

Guide for Radon Measurements in Public Buildings

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/reports-publications/radiation/guide-radon-measurements-public-buildings-schools-hospitals-care-facilities-detention-centres.html

May 3, 2019 ...Guide for Radon Measurements in Public Buildings Workplaces, Schools, Day Cares, Hospitals, Care Facilities, Correctional Centres Download the alternative format (PDF format, 509 KB, 20 pages) 2016 Cat.: H128-1/08-544-1F-PDF Pub.: 150059 ISBN: 978-0-660-03036-4 Organization: Health Canada Acknowledgements Health Canada would like to thank the United States

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