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?
  • People are only exposed to radon in indoor environments, such as homes and workplaces
  • 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
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