Are You Safe From Radon Gas?

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Are You Safe From Radon Gas?

Are you aware of the hidden killer lurking in our homes, schools, and workplaces called radon gas?

Radon, a radioactive gas, is “invisible, odourless and tasteless,” according to Health Canada. It can be toxic to humans when it builds up in enclosed spaces. The government agency states that “Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon has been associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer. It is estimated that about 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada are related to radon exposure.”

What can you do to protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of Radon?

Radon gas can be found throughout the country, and the only way to detect it is to test for it. This can be accomplished with home-testing kits, or by using professional radon measurement services. A home test is conducted over the course of three months. Fall and winter are the optimum times to test for the gas, as in Canada, we tend to keep our buildings closed up during the cooler months, allowing radon to amass inside.

If excessive radon gas is found, several measures can be taken to reduce concentrations, and thus, decrease health risks. For extensive information on radon gas, testing, and how to deal with radon problems, go to Health Canada’s website.

If you don’t have a security system, if your security system is not monitored, or if you are unhappy with your current security provider, call me for a free, no-obligation consultation. You’ll be glad you did!

Ulli Robson, Security Specialist, 780-288-2986