As the temperatures cool and fall colours disappear, we start to think about the ways we can keep ourselves warm and comfy indoors. However, do we think about the air quality in our homes when we stay indoors more often?
November is Radon Action Month!
Radon is an odourless, colourless, and radioactive gas that you cannot see. It occurs naturally in our environment and can enter our homes in a variety of ways: building foundations, cracks and crevices in basement floors or floor drains. The only way to know if radon is in your home is to test for it.
Long-term exposure to radon may increase the risk of developing lung cancer. The level of risk depends on a number of factors such as the level of radon found in your home, your personal health status, and whether or not you smoke. The vast majority of lung cancer cases in Canada are linked to smoking. It's never too late to quit smoking to protect your health and reduce your risk.
For more information on indoor air quality, please refer to our A to Z listing.