What Can Radon Do?

The reason testing for radon is so important is that it is an odourless, invisible gas that, when absorbed in high levels, can lead to the development of lung cancer. It's estimated by Health Canada that 16% of all lung cancer deaths in Canada are due to long-term exposure to high levels of radon. It is important to note that many people exposed to radon never develop lung cancer; longevity of exposure plays a large role in developing problems from radon. This is because of the way that radon interacts with your lungs.

How Radon Interacts with Your Body

Radon is radioactive which is why high concentrations of it can be so dangerous. Because it is a gas, it is easily breathed into your lungs where the gas emits particles known as "alpha particles." These particles can damage the healthy cells of your lungs, and when the damaged cells reproduce, they can be cancerous in nature. People who smoke are more prone to develop cancer from long-term exposure to high radon levels, and children can also be more at risk.

The key is determining how much, if any, radon you have in your home, and our experts are here to help with that every step of the way. Radon doesn't discriminate between old home and new ones, which is why it's important to test your home for radon, whether it was built last year or last century. Radon levels depend on the presence of those items in which uranium naturally occurs, not on the age of a particular location. Because radon is a gas, it can seep just about everywhere, so it's important to test your home for radon every few years. You should also test your home for radon if you are planning to expand it or have found recent gaps in the foundation.

We Offer Radon Testing Services in Barrie

Radon can be a serious problem. If you have concerns about the radon levels of your home in Barrie, call the people you can count on for accurate radon testing: Custom Comfort ClimateCare.