Every home in Nova Scotia should be tested for radon

HALIFAX, N.S. – Svetlana Barkanova was convinced by her findings that every home in Nova Scotia must be tested for radon. Four years ago, the Memorial University of Newfoundland physics professor and environmental radiation expert randomly tested homes across the province for the cancer-causing uranium byproduct. Continue Reading

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Radon: Test now and breathe easy

We have come a long way from the early 2000s when the Lung Association advocated on behalf of Canadians to lower the guidelines for indoor exposure to radon gas. In 2007 the Government lowered the guideline from 800 to 200 Bq/m3. This was an important milestone that enabled the government to create radon awareness programs and work with radon specialists to create best practice guidelines for radon measurement and mitigation.