Radon Removal Specialists for Southern British Columbia and Alberta
with a Guaranted removal level of 100 Bq/m3 or Less
What is Radon
- Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas
that is present everywhere on earth. It is created by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.
radon is released into the outdoor environment it mixes with air and
remains at a low risk level.
- However! When it enters an
enclosed space such as your home. There it can reach a high
concentration level where it becomes a Health Risk.
- Radon is the number
one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
- A smoker who is exposed to radon
gas has a significantly higher risk of getting lung cancer.
- The World Health Organization
(WHO) estimates that radon causes up to 15% of lung cancers
worldwide. Radon is estimated to be responsible for approximately
3,000 lung cancer deaths every year in Canada alone and some 21,000
deaths in the US every year.
- When you breathe in radon gas,
some of the particles stay in your lung tissue and begin to decay.
As the radon particles decay they release bursts of radiation that
can damage the lung tissue cells. Over time the cell damage can lead
to the development of cancer. Your risk of developing lung cancer
from radon depends on the concentration of radon in the air you
breathe, and the length of time you are exposed. Recent studies by
the WHO have confirmed that the lung cancer risk extends to radon
levels well below the current standards in North America and Europe.
Health Canada recommends that all homeowners test their homes for
radon gas in the interest of their family's safety.