Do You Have Radon in Your Home?

October 14, 2016 | Jeannette

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Radon is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas. This radioactive gas is found naturally in the environment, produced by the breakdown of uranium found in soil, rock or water. Radon can be found indoors and outdoors. In the outdoors, it is diluted by the air to low levels so it is not a concern. Unfortunately, when radon is trapped inside a home or building, unsafe levels can accumulate causing severe health problems.

Exposure to radon increases the risk of developing lung cancer. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking!

Not to worry. There are ways to test the levels of radon in your home. There are do-it-yourself test kits or you can hire a certified radon measurement professional.

To learn more about radon, join us at the North York Central Library for an informative presentation by two industry experts. Mainul Husain, radiation specialist from Health Canada and Bob Wood, past president of Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, will explain why you should be concerned about radon in your home and workplace and what you can do about it.


What: Do You Have Radon in Your Home?

When: Monday, October 24 at 6:30 PM

Where: North York Central Library, in the Auditorium

For more information: Call the Business, Science & Technology Department at (416) 395-5613

Registration not required.


For more information about radon, here are some online resources:

The library also has some books about the topic:

Controlling Indoor Radon   Indoor Radon Problem   Radon and the Environment   Strange Glow