Radon a guide for canadian homeowners

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RADON: A Guide for Canadian Homeowners

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

What is Radon?

What is the Risk?

What is the Effect of Smoking?

A Personal Evaluation of Exposure

The Canadian Guideline for Radon

How Radon Can Enter Your Home

Which Homes Have a Problem?

MEASURING RADON LEVELS

Methods for Measuring Radon

Units of Measure

Purchasing Radon Detectors and Measurement Services

Determining Your Home’s Radon Level

REDUCING RADON LEVELS

Reducing Radon in Existing Homes.

Preventive Measures for New Homes

DEALING WITH CONTRACTORS

Finding a Contractor

What the Estimate Should Say

Signing the Contract

Follow-up Measurements

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

POINTS OF CLARIFICATION FOR THE RADON GUIDELINE

WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION

GLOSSARY