Bondar says radon testing important, especially before winter

By Patrick Odell Global News

Dr. Roberta Bondar, who made history as Canada’s first female astronaut, joined Global Halifax’s The Morning News Monday morning to share her concern about radon gas.

Bondar said it’s important to be aware of radon in the home environment, especially now that the tools exist to monitor it.

“We’re living in a wonderful age where technology can really improve our lives,” she said. “Sometimes when we look at technology, for the first time we’re able to identify things that before we didn’t know about. … It certainly is a very smart thing to try to stop having environmental hazards affect our health and our longevity on the planet.”