November is Radon Action Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month




Take action this November and help protect your home and occupants from the risk of lung cancer and exposure to Radon.



Covid-19 and Radon; With the increase in working from home and staying indoors more often in general during Covid-19, individuals are at higher risk. Being unknowingly exposed to dangerous level of radon gas in our homes is unacceptable in this day and age. With our cold Canadian winter soon upon us, we will certainly be staying indoors more often. Now is the time to test our homes and take action against Radon.


Link to lung cancer: It’s important to understand that Radon is one of the most deadly and overlooked health risks today. Radon is the leading environmental cause of lung cancer, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers” (Lung cancer Canada)


Radon exposure is responsible for approximately 16 percent of lung cancer deaths in Canada. To date less than 1 in 10 Canadians have tested their homes. This low rate of testing may be attributed to a lack of awareness overall.



The good news is, Canadians can help to mitigate their risks by testing their homes for Radon and reducing their level of exposure.



More on Radon; Radon is a tasteless, odourless and invisible radioactive gas, resulting from decaying uranium in the soil beneath buildings and homes.

Radon gas can enter your home through any point where it is in contact with the ground. As radon radioactively decays, alpha, beta and gamma particles can be released into the lungs, causing damage to the lung tissue and increasing a person’s chance of developing lung cancer.

Testing for Radon is the first step in helping to prevent one the leading causes of lung cancer and ensuring your home is free from unacceptable levels.

If radon levels are found to be above Health Canada’s exposure levels 0f 200 Bq/m3 after testing, it is recommended to take action and mitigate. Radon mitigation is relatively simple, cost effective and often very quick to resolve.



Is your home covered under the Tarion Warranty in Ontario?

Radon mitigation may be paid for you, under the 7 year warranty (major structural defects & Radon mitigation)



Radon levels above Health Canada guidelines are considered warrantable under the Tarion Warranty program and claims can be submitted at any point during the warranty period, providing testing was conducted by a Certified Measurement Professional (Through C-NRPP).


To book a Radon testing appointment with us, please get in touch: https://www.cardinalandkeys.com/book-online


You can also find certified Radon professionals in your area by visiting:

https://c-nrpp.ca/find-a-professional/

For more information on Radon and Lung cancer visit…

“Radon - Lung cancer Canada”

“Radon - Ottawa Public Health”

“Take Action on Radon”



A huge thank you goes out to these organizations for their help in the fight against Radon and Lung Cancer.

Stay safe out there.






Philip Goldsmith

Cardinal & Keys Home Inspections

Certified Member of CARST(Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists)

Certified Radon Measurement Professional, C-NRPP (Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program) C-NRPP Certification ID: CRT-202109

CARST MEMBERSHIP INFO: https://www.carst.ca/Sys/PublicProfile/49446885/1695927




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