Radon leads to the death, from lung cancer, of over 3,200 Canadians every year. In Ontario alone, that number is in excess of 849.
That number does not include those that contract lung cancer and suffer with it until they succumb.
The cost, both in loss of life and medical costs, is huge.
In a study performed by the Canadian Cancer Society, it was found that 51% of Canadians said they would move if they were aware that there was radon in their home. Presumably, this same 51% wouldn’t buy a home if the radon levels were high in that home too.
Bizarrely, however, in the same survey, it was found that 96% of Canadians have not tested their homes for radon gas.
Having your home’s radon levels measured professionally is cost-effective and allows you to make a decision on the levels of risk you are willing to accept.
Asking that your prospective home’s radon levels are measured BEFORE you sign the deal is a no-brainer.
The question is, who do you get to measure those levels, what protocol should they adopt and what decisions should you make based upon the outcomes?
We aim to answer those questions and any others you might pose here.