Category: Radon exposure

What are the Symptoms of Radon Exposure?

Introduction You may experience symptoms of exposure to radon; an invisible, odorless, smokeless radioactive gas. Radon gas is created from the decay of uranium in the earth’s crust. In the outdoors, radon is not dangerous for human health. However, radon can seep through any openings in contact with the ground such as possible cracks near […]

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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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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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Nearly 20% of Homes have a Concentration of Radon Gas that is Hazardous to Health in Quebec

While it was estimated that one in ten houses had a radon gas concentration above the threshold established by Health Canada of 200 Bq/m3, this statistic has now risen to nearly one in five houses, or 20% of homes in Quebec according to new data released by the Association pulmonaire du Québec (Journal de Montréal 2021).  Explosion of radon tests in Quebec Since 2020, the Quebec […]

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