Ecohome Partner Profile: Radon Environmental

Radon Environmental Management Corp. is an environmental health and building sciences company focused on reducing public exposure to radon gas. A recognized leader in raising radon awareness and education, the Company is the only integrated provider of radon maps and mapping services, together with radon detectors and certified professional radon measurement services. Radon Environmental is also a leader in funding the research and development of new innovative radon measurement and remediation technologies.

A strength of the Company is its emphasis on strategic development through building strong customer and stakeholder relationships. Within a coordinated national approach, the Company is guiding policymaker engagement and the development of public policy that will lead to legislation to mandate radon testing and mitigation.

Health risks:

Radon is a carcinogenic, radioactive gas created from the decay of uranium in minerals present in rock, soil and water. Indoors it is not naturally-occurring but enters the indoor environment and contact with people as a result of the way homes, schools and workplaces are designed, constructed and maintained.

You cannot see, smell or taste radon. It is extremely radioactive, emitting alpha radiation as it decays. Once inside the lungs, delicate tissues can be genetically damaged by radon decay products, and this can lead to the development of lung cancer.

Radon is one of the most significant environmental health risks today, responsible for an estimated 3,200 deaths every year in Canada. Recent estimates published by the Radiation Protection Bureau of Health Canada show that 16% of lung cancer deaths are attributable to indoor radon exposure. This estimate is conservative and will increase as radon induced lung cancers are more commonly detected in the future.

Contact information:

#450, 1040 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6E 4H1

Toll Free: 1-888-527-4717
Phone #: (778) 327-4717
Fax #: (778) 327-4716
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