radon 2nd only to smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer

Cancer. 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 to radon and tobacco use together can significantly increase your risk of lung cancer.

We like to use this example of how radon can directly affect your health: For example, if you are a lifelong smoker your risk of getting lung cancer is 1 in 10. If you add long term exposure to a high level of radon, your risk becomes 1 in 3. On the other hand, if you are a non-smoker, your lifetime lung cancer risk at the same high radon level is 1 in 20.

Steps to Reduce Radon

Take the necessary steps for testing and reducing radon by following this link for homeowners.

https://www.carst.ca/StepsToReduceRadon

2018 CARST Radon Conference

Join us in Ottawa for the 7th annual CARST 2018 radon conference, April 22 – 24, 2018.

 

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Did you know that in some provinces, if your home has high radon levels, that it is considered a structural defect?
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