Radon gas is a radioactive by product of uranium decay that exists naturally both inside and outside of man made structures. Certain properties of home construction can cause radon gas to concentrate to high levels inside homes. When you and your family are exposed to concentrated levels of radon gas over extended periods of time it significantly increases your chances of developing lung cancer.
Lung cancer is one of the most devastating types of cancer with very low survival rates compared to many types of cancers. There are over 21,000 deaths in Canada attributed to lung cancer each year, a significant portion of which are in individuals who have never smoked and the cancer is believed to be attributed to radon radiation exposure alone.
There is a solution! All homes can be mitigated to safe radon level and in many homes it can be done for relatively little expense.