Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in Canada. Raising public awareness is a critical first step toward protecting Canadians from the health risks associated with long-term exposure to high radon levels. Health Canada’s National Radon Program (NRP) was established to characterize the extent of the radon problem in Canada, validate guidance and technologies for radon risk reduction and educate stakeholders and the public to promote radon action. By increasing awareness, we can accelerate the reduction of radon in homes and other indoor spaces, reducing the risk of radon-induced lung cancer.
The Radon Risk: Raising awareness to encourage action data blog presents information on the National Radon Program’s outreach efforts to encourage Canadians to test the radon level in their homes, and mitigate if the levels are high.
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