What radon gas levels are dangerous ?
Health Canada has reduced the maximum exposure level within the last few years by 300 % ! However, any exposure even below the maximum level (200 Bq/m3) is not wanted. There is no safe level ! Exposure to low levels over many years is equally dangerous. Dr. Maria Neira from the World Health Organization says "Most radon-induced lung cancers occur from low- and medium-dose exposures in people's homes." "Research confirms that breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer " (Tom Kelly, Director of the Indoor Environments Division for the US EPA.) The Canadian exposure level is still 2x higher than that recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and approximately 1.5 x greater than that recommended by the US EPA. Children because of the growing tissues are most vulnerable to radioactivity and have a potential lifetime of radon exposure !
Do you have children at home? What about radon levels in their school, childcare centre? Do we test these in Ontario ? NO! What or who is protecting them?
What about exposure for your beloved pets ? They have 24-7 exposure! Your beloved pets are also susceptible to radon-induced lung cancer risks.
ARE YOU A STATISTIC?
You will never know until you measure the radon gas levels !