Energy Efficiency increasing Radon Levels

Recent research into the amount of indoor radon concentrations in our homes suggests that the planet’s need to create more energy efficient living is also leading to increased radon related cancer deaths.

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.