Lung Association-Ontario offers radon testing kits

April 10, 2019

The Lung Association – Ontario has joined forces with Radon Environmental to offer radon detectors to consumers for a fast, efficient and accurate way to find out if your home, school or workplace has potentially hazardous indoor radon gas levels.

Radon is an invisible, odourless and tasteless gas that can accumulate to unnaturally high and dangerous levels in buildings. It is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking, and the leading cause in non-smokers. Young people and children are more vulnerable to radiation as they have higher respiratory rates than adults. However, consumer knowledge on how to detect Radon and meaningfully reduce exposure is low.

George Habib, CEO of The Lung Association – Ontario, said, “Testing for radon is simple, convenient and inexpensive. With these do-it-yourself kits, it’s easy to follow the instructions included and test your home.”

The detectors give the public the option of choosing either a short or long-term test kit. All test kits provided are recognized by Health Canada and are C-NRPP certified.

Rapidos is a short-term radon measurement test kit that captures a measurement of radon levels over a period of 10 days. Radtrak2 is Radonova’s long-term test kit and tests for radon over a sustained period. With ultra-high accuracy over a prolonged period of time, it provides a full and clear perspective on the risk of radon exposure in the tested location.

To learn more about radon testing and to purchase a test kit, click here. Short and long-term radon tests include delivery of confidential lab test results.