Based on new alarming results, Health Canada has lowered Canadian guidelines for radon gas in indoor air from 800 Becquerel per cubic meter to 200 Becquerel per cubic meter. The higher the radon gas concentration, the sooner remedial measures should be undertaken.
The only way to know if you and your family are at risk is to test your home regardless of its location. You would expect this peace of mind to cost a fortune but radon gas testing is very simple and inexpensive. Test duration of at least 3 months is recommended by Health Canada. Please ensure that your family lives in a healthy home and order a radon test kit
If you are buying or selling a home you should consider having a quick radon gas test performed. Before you buy, determine if the home has dangerous levels of radon gas before final sales transaction.
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For this method, an electrostatically charged disk detector (electret) is situated within a small container (ion chamber). During the measurement period, radon diffuses through a filter-covered opening in the chamber, where the ionization resulting from the decay of radon and its progeny reduces the voltage on the electret. A calibration factor relates the measured drop in voltage to the radon concentration. Variations in electret design determine whether detectors are appropriate for making long-term or short-term measurements. Short-term detectors may be deployed for 2 to 7 days. Since electret-ion chambers are true integrating detectors, the short-term type can be exposed at longer intervals if radon levels are sufficiently low.
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