What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released by the breakdown of uranium in the Earth's crust. It is found everywhere on the surface of the planet.

Whether your home is new or old, radon can find its way into it. Since radon is odourless, colourless and tasteless, the only way to detect it is to use a radon detector.

Why measure radon in your home?

Although radon dissipates quickly outside, it can accumulate in our home, reaching high concentrations and creating long-term health problems. In Québec, approximately 10% of homes are said to exceed the radon concentration recommended by Health Canada.

In Canada, it is estimated that 16% of deaths caused by lung cancer are associated with radon exposure.

More information on this gas may be found in the Quebec Lung Association's brochure (Radon: Are you at risk?) (see download section).

Take Action on Radon Campaign - the 2021 campaign to get your free radon test kit is now ended

Rosemerites who were unable to obtain their kit this year can obtain one from the Quebec Lung Association by clicking here: https://poumonquebec.ca/en/produit/radon-detector/

Thank you for your great participation!

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