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Take Action on Radon

Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer for
non-smokers and Canadians are urged to take action to
protect their health and the health of their families.

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What Is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present everywhere in our environment. It is created by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

When radon is released into the outdoor environment it mixes with air and remains at a low risk level.

It’s a different story when it enters an enclosed space such as your home. There it can reach levels of concentration that are of real concern.

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“Radon is likely our leading environmental cause of cancer mortality in the United States. During the past 50 years, over a million people have died nationwide from radon-related lung cancer.”

Testimony from R. William Field, University of Iowa professor of occupational and environmental health and epidemiology to President’s Cancer Panel in 2010

Making Homes Healthier

Radon is now known to be the leading cause of environmental cancer mortality and is the seventh overall leading cause of cancer mortality.

The World Health Organization as well as governments all over the world recognize the risk of radon and are taking action.You too can take action in your own home. Radon Atlantic can help. We offer certified solutions at reasonable costs. We encourage you to learn more about the risk of radon and the effective solutions that can make your home a healthy place for your family.

Mon, Nov 18: Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that can seep into your basement. Word is spreading about this unseen hazard. Health Canada and the Lung Association have launched a new awareness campaign. Global’s Brett Ruskin reports.

At Radon Atlantic we are:

Honest

Working with Radon Atlantic means working with honesty and integrity. We provide advice, share expertise, and recommend solutions with the primary goal of identifying strategies that will improve the quality of indoor air for all of our clients.

Knowledgeable

We are well known for our knowledge regarding indoor air quality, for our desire to share that knowledge, and for our commitment to continuous learning and quality improvement.

Professional

We work in people’s homes, schools, and their places of employment and understand the significance these environments have for our clients. Guided by this awareness, we provide high-quality services using up-to-date technology and expertise.

Reliable

Radon Atlantic’s team of professionals are certified and dedicated to quality improvement. Our clients understand that they can rely on our expertise, our products, and our services.

About Us

Radon Atlantic provides comprehensive services for improving indoor air quality.

Our goal is to support our clients to breathe healthier, cleaner air by designing and implementing solutions that meet their needs.

Our services include:

  • Radon Mitigation

    As a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can reach unhealthy levels in an indoor environment, radon poses serious health risks. In recent years, government agencies around the globe, including the World Health Organization have read more…

  • Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) Installation and Service

    HRV systems remove stale air and distribute cleaner, healthier air throughout an indoor environment. An HRV system also enables healthy levels of moisture control and can be installed in almost any indoor location such as a new or older home, a school, apartment building, or office building read more…

  • Air Quality Improvement

    Most people spend a considerable amount of time inside where many substances, ranging from dust and cooking odours to mold and radon, create barriers to quality indoor air. At Radon Atlantic, we work with our clients to understand these impacts and to take steps that will allow them to breathe – and be – healthier. Our team is read more…

  • Advisory

    Although we provide advice to clients as part of our services, we also offer consultation and advisory services to home builders, contractors, and architects. Tips and suggestions may also be found under resources and frequently asked questions.

Test Kits

We strongly recommend purchasing your test kit through the Nova Scotia Lung Association.

They offer a top quality alpha track test kit for $35 (including all lab fees) and will mail kits to any area of the province.  This system allows tests of varying length to be performed. Applicable to most homes, a 91-day test can be performed under regular living conditions (no need to maintain closed house conditions) and is recognized by both Health Canada and the EPA as giving an accurate representation of average radon levels present in a home.

Results are suitable for determining the possible need for mitigation.

Order NS Lung Association Testing Kit Online

The Risk

Radon is a known human “Class A” carcinogen.

The gas and its decay products have been directly linked to lung cancer. Smokers or those exposed to second-hand smoke are at much greater risk.

The only way to find out if your home has a radon problem is to measure the level inside it.

Learn more about the risk of radon and the effective solutions that can make your home a healthy place for your family.

Residential Radon and Brain Tumour Incidence in Danish Cohort Study

We found significant associations and exposure-response patterns between long-term residential radon exposure radon in a general population and risk of primary brain tumours, adding new knowledge to this field. This finding could be chance and needs to be challenged in future studies.

Residential Radon and Brain Tumour Incidence in Danish Cohort StudyOctober 2013National Center for Biotechnology Information
Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada

Naturally occurring isotopes of radon in indoor air are identified as the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. Radon-222 (radon gas) and radon-220 (thoron gas) are the most common isotopes of radon. While extensive radon surveys have been conducted, indoor thoron data are very limited. To better assess thoron exposure in Canada, radon/thoron discriminating detectors were deployed in 45 homes in Fredericton and 65 homes in Halifax for a period of 3 months. In this study, radon read more…

Radiation Protection Bureau, Health CanadaUS National Library of Medicine National Institutes of HealthPubMed.gov
Radon linked to more lung cancer deaths than previously thought

New Health Canada research indicates there are hundreds more cases annually of lung cancer caused by indoor radon exposure than first determined in the late 1970s, prompting the agency to urge Canadians to check levels of the colourless and odourless gas in their homes.

Health Canada tests conducted in the late 1970s estimated that 10 per cent of lung cancers resulted from indoor exposure to the radioactive gas…read more

Radon linked to more lung cancer deaths than previously thoughtAugust 2012CBC News Health
Indoor air quality and radon levels should be on home inspection lists

The air inside your home plays a huge role in the way you and the rest of your family feel on a day-to-day basis.

Want to know the hard facts? The air inside your home can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside. In some cases, it’s 100 times worse!

Indoor air quality and radon levels should be on home inspection listsMike Holmes, Special to National PostNational Post

Take Action on Radon

Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and Canadians are urged to take action to protect their health and the health of their families.