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How does radon get in our homes?

Radon can enter our homes through any opening that is in contact with the ground. In this article, we will explain how radon in the soil can seep through homes and how it can become harmful to your health. According to the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program, 16% of lung cancer deaths are attributable to radon (PNCR-C).  Radon in a few words Radon is a radioactive […]

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Why Should Radon Testing be the Next Item on Your To-Do List?

November marks the beginning of the heating season, which is when we turn on the heat and close the windows tightly. November to March is the ideal time to test for radon.  This is the time when your home is most airtight. During this period, radon concentrations accumulate in a significant way having no way to escape.  With the reality of telework and the approaching winter, the Quebec population tends to be more homebound. Those who have radon in their homes increase their exposure to radon.  From April to September, it is usual to open the doors […]

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The Radon XPro Story: Radon Awareness

Radon XPro was set up to respond to a widespread problem in Quebec: How is it that we hear so little about radon, but that it is also dangerous to health?  The founder of Radon XPro, Mathieu Choinière noticed several alarms before deciding to found the company.  The Field of Construction: The First Sound of the Alarm Architect by profession, Mathieu Choinière is surprised to find that […]

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Causes of Radon and its Dangers to Lung Health

The effects of radon exposure are often not well known in Quebec. Yet, increased exposure to radon is the leading cause of death from lung cancer in non-smokers. According to recent data from the Quebec Lung Association, nearly 20% of families who test for radon have a radon concentration above the threshold recommended by Health Canada (Journal […]

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