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.

Excellent video resource: The National Collaborative Centre on Environmental Healthcare created this introductory video on radon.

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: 18/11/2021