What is RADON and how does it affect me?


Radon is a radioactive gas that is colourless, odourless and tasteless. It is formed by the breakdown of uranium, a natural radioactive material found in soil, rock and groundwater.  As RADON breaks down, it emits alpha particles which, when inhaled can cause significant damage or death to lung cells resulting in a higher risk of lung cancer.  According to Health Canada, over 3100 people died in Canada from RADON induced lung cancer last year.