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Serving Greater Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Banff
Friday, September 28th, 2018 by Natasha Biggs
"Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced from the radioactive decay of uranium in rocks and soil. It is colourless, odourless and tasteless. It is extremely prevalent in the Canadian prairies having been deposited by glaciers. It seeps into homes through cracks in walls, floors and foundations and through floor drains and sumps. Houses in cold climates are at particular risk since windows and doors are kept closed for over half the year and there’s often little air circulation, which creates a vacuum effect. A unique aspect of radon is the randomness of it. Dumais said one house she tested had levels of 1,000 Bq/m3 — five times the recommended level. But a measurement 2.5 metres away was only 60. Radon is the the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, accounting for about 16 per cent of cases or 1,900 deaths per year. Scientific studies have linked the risk of developing lung cancer to prolonged exposure to high levels of radon gas. A 2009-11 national study of 14,000 homes showed more than 1,500 had unacceptable levels."
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