Radon Myths and Facts

Myth: The chances of living in a house with dangerous radon levels are the same as being in a plane crash.

Fact: Radon is 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, and it kills over 3000 Canadians every year. This is more victims than drinking  driving, plane crashes and fires combined.

Myth: Radon testing is expensive and complicated and must be performed by a home inspector.

Fact: Radon testing is very simple. You can purchase a radon test kit on our website and perform the test by yourself.

Myth: Our CO2 detector would sound an alarm if the radon levels were too high.

Fact: Radon gas cannot be detected by CO2 detectors or by your senses. This colorless, odorless and tasteless gas can be detected only by radon testing devices.

Myth: High radon levels can not be fixed.

Fact: Radon levels in your home can be lowered by taking simple steps. For more details, visit our radon mitigation website.

Myth: My neighbor’s radon test was negative, so my house is also radon-free.

Fact: Radon gas concentration will vary from house to house. Even identical houses standing next to each other will have different radon concentrations.

Myth: Our house has a crawlspace, so radon is not an issue for us.

Fact: Every building that is connected to the ground might have high levels of radon gas. The only way to be sure is to have it tested.

Myth: Radon is not a problem in our province.

Fact: High radon levels can be found in every province or territory. The only way to be sure is to have your house tested.

Myth: Radon gas is only a problem in old houses.

Fact: Radon gas can be present in old houses, new houses, small houses or big houses. The age of the house will not affect radon gas concentration.