Radon Exposure
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What is radon gas?
 
Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas and is the #1 envrionmental cancer-causing agent.
 
Radon causes lung cancer
  • Radon gas causes lung cancer, the higher the concentration in the air we breathe, and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk of lung cancer
  • Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers
  • Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall, next to smoking 
  • Smoking significantly increases your risk of lung cancer
  • Health Canada estimates one in three smokers exposed to high radon levels will develop lung cancer.
 

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As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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