Radon Exposure
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Radon causes lung cancer

  • When people breath in the radon it can lead to lung cancer
  • Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after 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.

How do I know how much radon I am being exposed to?

  • In the B.C. Interior we have some “hot spot” areas with high radon levels in approximately 40 % of homes
  • People are exposed to more radon gas than any other type of radiation
  • Testing is the only way to know how much radon is in your home
  • Testing is easy and not costly

How does radon get into my house?

Radon takes the easiest path into our homes, and this can vary. Learn more.

How do I test for radon?

Testing for radon is the only way to know the levels in your home or building.

I know my radon level - what is my risk?

Use your radon test result from your home and/or buildings and the risk table to understand the risks of radon exposure.  

What can I do to lower my risk?

Learn the immediate, short-term and long-term actions you can take to lower your risk of radon exposure.


 

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