The best time to test is November to May (or the heating season).
As we're spending more time at home due to the pandemic, we are more at risk from the dangerous affects of radon.
What is Radon?
- Radon is an invisible, odourless, and tasteless radioactive gas.
- Long-term exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.
- Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall (after smoking)
The only way to know how much radon is in your home is to test for it.
How to test?
- The Lung Association recommends a long-term test kit to determine your risk of exposure to radon. This simple test includes placing a small monitoring device in an undisturbed area for a minimum period of three months.
- After three months, mail to a laboratory for analysis and results.
What do your test results mean?
If your home has high radon levels (200 Becquerels per cubic metre is the Canadian radon guideline), Health Canada recommends you contact a certified radon mitigator.