Radon concentrations over Health Canada's Guidelines can be a problem in any home. But due to underlying soil and rock conditions, some regions have more homes with elevated radon than others.
It is very important for realtors, builders, municipal governments, homeowners, renters, and other residents to know how prevalent radon is in their community. Unfortunately, there isn't enough testing in British Columbia and many communities do not know their radon levels.
The Healthy Indoor Environments program's Community Testing Project seeks to help muncipalities and regional districts know their radon levels. For 2020, HIE worked in the Central Okanagan to help test Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Westbank First Nation and West Kelowna.
For 2022-2023 HIE helped with community testing in Saltspring Island, Kimberley, Mission, Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, Kent, Harrison and Hope.
Click below to download summaries of community test results which show there are reasons for significant concern:
Our testing is used to produce community profiles, and contributes to the BC Radon Data Repository at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Please visit the BC Radon Map to see regularly updated radon levels throughout BC.
Questions? Contact Dr. Noah Quastel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-709-4496.
Funding for this project has been made possible by the Vancouver Foundation.