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Radon: A growing concern for Canadians?


For many years, we have been conscious of the serious health effects of Radon, the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in smokers and the leading cause in non-smokers.

Category: Safety
Posted by: nookncranny

For many years, we have been conscious of the unhealthy effects of Radon. (The 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in smokers and the leading causeof lung cancer in non-smokers!) Through professional inspection, testing, building practices, public awareness programs and the support of the many real estate associations, steps could be taken to educate the public and mitigate the issue for the health and safety of millions of home owners in Canada. For some reason, this very real health concern doesn't seem to be much concern or mentioned very much. Does it mean Canada doesn't have Radon? Nope, that's not it, as we do. According to many publications, it would appear that Canada has radon, and depending where you test, readings could be higher than that from only down the road. 

So why don't we hear very much about it? What can be done about it? Well, apparently there is already a Bill (Bill 182) being tabled in front of the government to possibly make pre-listing inspection and testing a requirement of selling a home, with the results and any repairs made available to prospective buyers. As of right now, home buyers can request a test of a home being sold is carried out, or present home sellers could be proactive and have the home tested and provide the test results to future buyers.
For more information and solutions from CMHC and Health Canada, Please click the following links.
 

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Last Edited: 02/05/2017