Order a Radon Mitigation Book
Get your step-by-step manual for radon reduction
For several years the BC Lung Association has been encouraging British Columbians to test their homes for radon gas. Radon is an invisible, odourless, tasteless gas that occurs naturally when uranium in soil and rock breaks down. In enclosed spaces such as a home, it can accumulate to high levels and is a major health risk. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada and responsible for as many as 3,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
The good news is there are various options for homeowners to reduce their risk posed by radon. We're pleased to provide the book, Protecting Your Home from Radon in Canada: A Step-by-Step Manual for Radon Reduction by Douglas L. Kladder.
How do I know if I have radon?
The only way to know if a home has radon is to test. Testing is easy and inexpensive. Homeowners can purchase a test kit and perform the test themselves. Tests can be purchased here on the BC Lung Association RadonAware.ca website.
Reducing radon levels
Protecting Your Home from Radon in Canada: A Step-by-Step Manual for Radon Reduction provides homeowners with the information they need to understand:
- Radon Health Effects
- Radon Testing Methods
- Radon Reduction System Design
- Material Sources and Tool Lists
- Health Canada Guidance
- Existing and New Home Systems
- And much more!
Should you require further information please contact Britt Swoveland, Provincial RadonAware Coordinator, at 1.250.686.1597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org