This new press release from the Government of Nova Scotia:
“The province is reminding property owners during Lung Cancer Awareness Month to test for radon. A new online map shows areas with the highest potential risk of exposure.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is tasteless, odourless, and invisible.It has been identified as a lung cancer risk.
Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill says the new map defines the threat more clearly. He says that four out of ten homes in high-risk areas are likely to exceed the Health Canada guideline.
The province’s environmental health director Gary O’Toole says radon is a health risk that we can do something about. He urges property owners to test for the gas and, if necessary, take measures to make their homes safer.”
The link to the press release can be found here.
Here is the page for the map.