Health Canada radon gas / Guides

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...Radon Gas in Home s, now be sure to read about Removing Radon gas from Crawlspaces & Basements , Removing Radon Gas from Well Water , and Choosing Between The D...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...Health Canada over two years showed that 6.9% of Canadians live in homes where radon concentration exceeds this line radon guideline of 200 Bq / m3. Health Cana...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...radon gas. Health Canada has identified exposure to radon gas as the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, estimated to be the cause of 16% of diag...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...Radon gas in air is measured in becquerels per cubic meter ( Bq /m3) in Canada, and Health Canada recommends taking steps to mitigate radon in homes when levels...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...health effects of Radon Gas. How radon gas enters a home © CMHC Radon enters homes through cracks in foundations, as well as from our water supply as it...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...radon gas . We would recommend having your air tested for radon, and if it is above Health Canada’s recommended safe levels ( 200 Bq /m³), please see our pages ...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...Canada, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Health Canada advises taking measures to reduce radon levels when radon concentrations e...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...Radon Mitigation , this will also act as a radon gas barrier to protect indoor air quality, and it will satisfy building inspectors who are not accustomed to se...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Radon gas infiltration , so to learn how to prevent Radon gas levels being high in homes, see here - or to specifically find out how to remove Radon gas form ba...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...Health Canada Along with removing contaminants from the air, there are health consequences from having either too much or too little moisture in our h...