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Mike Holmes Radon PSA – Airing across Canada!

November 3, 2014

Great news! CARST and the Lung Association have just released a public safety announcement in collaboration with Mike Holmes, Canada’s most trusted contractor.

You can see Bob Wood, our founder, from behind at 0:20.

Mr. Radon at the Construct Canada Convention!

November 1, 2014

C-NRPP Accreditation For Our Online Radon Measurement Training

March 30, 2014

The first Radon Measurement Course with full Canadian content and offered online by Mr Radon has received accreditation from the Canadian National Radon Protection Program (C-NRPP) as 16 hours of Continuing Education Credits.

Participants can train conveniently and economically – with self-paced, online learning supported by comprehensive online video lessons, full documentation and interactive quizzes. A first… For Canadians By Canadians!

For full course content and to register and start training today, click here.

Presented by Canadian Radon specialist Bob Wood, this course prepares participants to become a Certified Canadian Radon Measurement Technician. Essential Training For:
• Home Inspectors 
• Environmental Company Employees 
• Home Builders 
• Health Care Providers
And those seeking a career or new business opportunities in radon testing and mitigation.

Radon: What's All The Fuss About?

February 21, 2014

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.

image: How Radon Causes Lung Cancer

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Global News Report: Dr Roberta Bondar On Radon Danger

February 20, 2013

Dr Roberta Bondar, a physicist and Canada’s first female astronaut was interviewed recently on Global News Halifax about the dangers of radon.

Link to global news video: Dr Bondar on radon gas dangers

In their video interview posted to globalnews.ca, Dr Bondar explains the importance of testing for radon in homes across North America.

Browse our website to find more information about radon, radon testing services and radon mitigation in Ontario.

Health Canada also publishes Radon FAQs.

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Radon gas deadlier than thought: Radioactive substance causes 16% of lung cancer cases, Health Canada says

September 3, 2012

A new study has been published showing that about 3,200 Canadians a year likely die because of exposure to radon, produced naturally when uranium in the soil degrades. Efforts to reduce radon levels need to be stepped up, the study’s authors urge in a paper appearing in the journal Radiation Protection Dosimetry.

Canadian homeowners need to know about the cancer risk in their basements

April 24, 2012

Few Canadians have tested their homes for the carcinogen and fewer still have taken the relatively inexpensive steps to radon-proof their homes. These were the conclusions of the recently completed The Radon Challenge study, undertaken by the HPC, a not-for-profit committed to improving housing and housing-related services across Canada.

University students come together to make radon public safety announcement videos

April 22, 2012

Click here to watch the top videos in each category. Over 90 one minute videos were submitted, with the best in each category being awarded a cash prize.

Health Canada releases its survey of Radon in Canadian homes

February 24, 2012

This new survey of 20,000 homes in Canada shows 8.2% of Ontario homes have unacceptably high levels of radon and need to be mitigated.  Click Here for a copy of the report ( .pdf)

The Potential for Above-Average Radon Levels

February 7, 2012

By evaluating the geology in an area, scientists can evaluate the radon potential of the rocks and soils at housing sites or other areas of interest. The factors listed below can increase the probability that an area will have above-average levels of radon. Read more →