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Check out the latest coverage of radon in the news.

TEDx - Dr. Aaron Goodarzi on Radon

Radon in our Homes: The Science Behind the Danger - Aaron Goodarzi @TEDxYYC

Not Enough Being Done to Mitigate Radon in Canadian Homes, Joint Alberta-B.C. Study

October 20, 2022 - Lifetime risk of lung cancer can be reduced by 40 percent.

Canada Has the Second Highest Levels of Radon In the World, But It’s a Fixable Problem

August 8 2022 - Radon is a serious health risk but one that can be easily corrected.

How I Discovered Radon In My Home and Mitigated It

November 25 2021 - What the mitigation process looks like and what you can expect from correcting it

The Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding Radon

November 21 2021 - Common radon misconceptions and the truth behind them.

Radon: The Silent Killer Lurking in Your Home

November 19 2021 - Radon gas is present everywhere but the amount in your home is most important to determine through testing.

New Homes In Canada Have 467% Higher Radon Levels Than In Sweden

November 23 2021 - Evict Radon researchers have determined radon concentration in Canadian homes is far outpacing Swedish homes, possibly due to our construction and heating methods.

New Data Suggests More Homes Than Previously Believed Have Elevated Radon Levels

November 1 2021 - New data from Take Action on Radon's 2021 national radon survey suggests more homes than the previously believed 7% are high in radon.

The Silent Killer: Lung Cancer

May 27 2021 - The silent killer: How lung cancer becomes fatal if undiagnosed.

Dangerous Levels of Radon Gas Are Being Found in More Homes Than Ever

May 2 2021 - The invisible threat inside your home: Dangerous levels of radon gas are being found in more houses across Canada than ever before.

Radon Gas and Arsenic Exposure

April 14 2021 - Halifax cancer researcher studies effects of radon gas and arsenic exposure

Canadians Unaware of Radon Risks

December 1 2020 - Only over half of Canadian households aware about radon, the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

Radon Exposure Before, During and After Pandemic

November 13 2020 - U of C researchers look at home radon exposure before, during and after pandemic.

Rachael Malmberg Warns of Radon Risk

April 29 2019 - Athlete with lung cancer warns of radon levels in homes.

Radon: A Real Risk

March 18 2019 - Both at work and at home, this colourless gas is making people sick.

Radon: Public Health and Cancer Prevention

February 15 2019 - Radon: Public Health and Cancer Prevention - A New Whiteboard Video from the NCCEH

Radon Testing Not a Priority for Public Schools

February 8 2019 - Radon testing not a priority for Calgary public school board after initial test of 10 buildings.

Environmental Design Contributors of High Radon

February 8 2019 - Understanding behavioural environmental design contributors of high radon exposure to protect Canadian health.

Radon Responsible For More Deaths Than Car Accidents

November 1 2018 - Radon responsible for more Canadian deaths per year than motor vehicle collisions.

Nurse Urges Albertans to Test for Radon

December 11 2018 - Nurse urges Albertans to test after she finds unsafe radon levels in her family's home.

1/6 Rural Alberta and 1/8 Calgary Area Homes Have Radon

December 10 2018 - Research suggests exposure to deadly radon gas in Alberta varies depending on where you live.

5 Facts You Don't Know About Radon

The ComPARe study has found how many cases are due to radon, a radioactive gas released into the air and a leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.