A radon fan and two suction points (radon fans are quiet, use only 100 watts of power and are designed to run continuously for ten years. Photo Submitted

A radon fan and two suction points (radon fans are quiet, use only 100 watts of power and are designed to run continuously for ten years. Photo Submitted

Mission residents offered free radon test kits

Online info session coming up on Nov. 23

Have you ever worried about radon levels in your home?

Do you even know what radon is – and its risks?

The City of Mission is inviting all residents to participate in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge – a program providing free radon test kit to all residents.

All participants in the program are encouraged to attend the radon information session to learn more about the health effects of radon, why it’s a concern in our area, and Health Canada recommendations on reducing radon levels.

The information session will also provide all participants with details on where and when to pick up your radon detector.

The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, radon gas can be found in elevated concentrations in homes across the country. While Canada has had a National Radon Plan for over a decade, many Canadians remain unaware of the deadly gas.

Take Action on Radon is a national initiative funded by Health Canada that works to bring together radon stakeholders and raise radon awareness across Canada. The initiative is led by the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Funding for the radon test kits is provided by Health Canada and the Vancouver Foundation.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the program and join the online session set for Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.

Register online here: https://form.jotform.com/223066224238249

Once you have registered online, a link to the information session will be emailed to you.

Participants will be able to pick up their radon test the following days from Welton Common, 7337 Welton St. or Mission Leisure Centre, 7650 Grand St.


 

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chris.campbell@missioncityrecord.com

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