Radon and Lung Health

Radon is a colourless, odourless, and tasteless radioactive gas that is naturally occuring in soils, but can accumulate in homes, workplaces and other buildings. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in Canada after smoking.

Trusted information: Health and science information on radon is available from Take Action on Radon and from Health Canada. Here is an excellent video on radon from the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health.

RadonAware: We ran this initiative from 2014 to 2019. We have compiled the outputs here

BC Lung radon projects: Our current Healthy Indoor Environments Program has a series of radon projects to advance education, awareness and law reform on radon.

Testing for radon: Access home radon test kits available for purchase online.

Page Last Updated: 21/03/2022