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Assure Property Solutions Inc. provides affordable Radon Testing, Sampling, and Reporting.

In 2012 Health Canada released a report showing that 6.9 per cent of Canadians are living in homes with Radon Levels above the current Canadian guidelines of 200 becquerels per cubic metre (Bq/m3).

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What is Radon Gas?

Radon, a silent intruder, seeps into our homes unnoticed, a ghostly presence that defies our senses. Born from the Earth’s core, this invisible gas creeps through the soil, finding its way into our sanctuaries through cracks and crevices. Unlike its ominous reputation, radon doesn’t announce its presence with a smell or a taste; it lurks in the shadows, waiting to wreak havoc. With each breath, we unknowingly inhale its toxic embrace, its radioactive particles embedding themselves in our lungs, whispering of potential harm. Testing for radon is not just a precaution; it’s a shield against this silent, insidious threat.

Is Radon Gas Harmful to Humans
And Our Pets??

Yes, Radon Gas is harmful to humans and pets. It’s a radioactive gas that, when inhaled, can damage lung tissue and increase the risk of lung cancer. Since pets share the same indoor environment as humans, they are also susceptible to radon exposure and its adverse health effects. Therefore, it’s crucial to mitigate radon levels in indoor spaces to protect both human occupants and their furry companions from the dangers of radon gas.

Do We HAVE Radon GAS In OurHome/Building?

To find out if your home or building has radon gas, it’s essential to hire a professional radon remediation service provider like Assure Property Solutions Inc. to provide you with expert Radon detection and Reporting Services. We offer comprehensive radon testing services using our Radon monitoring services and certified techniques. Our certified radon inspectors conduct thorough radon tests, analyze the results, and Assure’s Radon assessment services provide detailed radon reports outlining any potential risks. If elevated radon levels are detected, we also offer radon remediation services to mitigate the issue and ensure your property’s safety. Trust Assure Property Solutions Inc. for reliable radon testing, reporting, and remediation services to protect your home or building from radon gas hazards. 

Why is Radon Testing Necessary in BC, Canada?

Radon GAS testing is necessary in BC, Canada, due to the presence of radon gas, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into buildings through the ground. High radon levels pose serious health risks, including an increased risk of lung cancer. Since radon is odorless and invisible, testing is the only way to determine if it’s present in a building. By conducting radon testing, individuals can identify and mitigate radon gas levels, ensuring a safe and healthy indoor environment for occupants. It’s a proactive measure to protect against the potential health hazards associated with radon exposure.

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What is Considered to be A UnSafe Interior Radon Level?

According to CNRPP standards, an unsafe interior radon level is typically considered to be above 200 becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/m³). At this level, there is an increased risk of lung cancer from radon exposure, especially for long-term occupants. It’s crucial to take action to mitigate radon levels if they exceed this threshold to ensure a safe indoor environment. Testing for radon regularly and implementing mitigation measures can help reduce radon levels and minimize health risks associated with radon exposure.

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Canadians are Living and Working in Homes and Buildings with Radon Levels
ABOVE the Canadian Radon Guidelines of – 200 Becquerels per cubic metre (Bq/m3)

Did YOU Know?

Radon is the #1 cause of lung Cancer after smoking. Radon causes between 3–14% of all lung malignancies and cancer. As a gas, Radon can move freely through the soil enabling it to escape to the atmosphere or seep into buildings.

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Do you know the Radon Level in YOUR Home or Building?

Radon Testing is Essential because all homes contain some level of Radon. Radon Remediation is the only reliable method to determine the extent of Radon Contamination.

As BC Lung Association CEO Scott McDonald said recently, “The problem is too few British Columbians know what Radon is, where it comes from and how to fix a problem in your home if you have one.”

Many British Columbians—and Canadians— haven’t thought about Testing Radon levels in their homes.

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Some FACTS regarding Radon and Testing

Indoor Radon levels can vary wildly from day to day and even hour to hour; as well, seasonally. Concentrations are generally higher in winter and at night, when windows and doors are closed. Health Canada recommends completing a Radon Test over a minimum of 90 days or three months, during fall or winter. The average concentration detected over a three-month (90 day) test can be used to determine if a home or building’s Radon concentration exceeds the Canadian guideline level of 200 becquerels per cubic metre. (A becquerel, or Bq, is a standard measure of radioactivity named after French physicist Henri Becquerel). The World Health Organization recommends 100 Bq/m3.

The only known health risk associated with exposure to high levels of radon in indoor air is an increased lifetime risk of developing lung cancer. The risk from radon exposure is long term and depends on the level of radon, how long a person is exposed and their smoking habits. If you are a smoker and are exposed to elevated levels of radon your risk of developing lung cancer increases significantly.

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Radon GAS Levels in British Columbia

While some areas, like Castlegar and Prince George, are prone to high concentrations of indoor radon, Health Canada emphasizes that NO areas of the country are Radon-free. A 2012 Health Canada study indicates that 6.9 percent of Canadians live in homes with Radon levels above the guideline of 200 Bq./m3, but, “The only way to know if a home has an elevated level of Radon is to TEST, regardless of your location.” SFU Citizens Scientist Project – Canada has an online map illustrating the Relative Radon Hazard across BC above the Health Canada guideline. Radon Potential has been broken down into 3-ZONES:

ZONE 1 – HIGH
ZONE 2 – ELEVATED
ZONE 3 – GUARDED

Even if your home tests below Health Canada’s guideline level, you might want to explore mitigation options. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a lower guideline of 148 Bq/m3 and the World Health Organization recommends 100 Bq/m3. There is no safe level of Radon exposure, and the risk of lung cancer increases by 16 percent for every 100 Bq/m3 increase in lifetime average Radon concentration.

 

 

Governments should also Test Radon levels in public buildings, like schools and hospitals, as recommended in the David Suzuki Foundation’s 2007 report.

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As Radon decays, it emits alpha particles that can cause Lung Cancer.

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Radon AFFECTS Your Health

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Radon is Responsible for 21,000 (+) Lung Cancer Deaths in the US/Year.

The Government of Canada is keenly aware of the important link between health and the environment, and thorough initiatives such as the Clean Air Agenda, is developing and implementing an effective Radon program. This program is designed to make tangible improvements in the health of Canadians by reducing the incidence of lung cancer. Health Canada encourages Canadians to test their houses and businesses for Radon and to take steps to reduce the radon levels if they are above the Canadian guideline of 200 Bq/m³.