by: Bob Wood, Mr Radon
Radon gas is a radioactive carcinogen which causes lung cancer. That’s what all the fuss is about.
Radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. and 3,200 lung cancer deaths every year in Canada. If I were to tell you that scientists in Canada and the U.S. have developed inexpensive methods to test for radon, that building scientists have developed methods to fix a building with elevated levels and that the fix for a building would take most trained professional’s under a day to complete…. wouldn’t that be wonderful news! This is in fact the case. I would think that this would be front page news in every newspaper. We could save thousands of lives every year just by encouraging you and your neighbours to having a simple radon test done and if that test showed elevated levels…get it fixed.