Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 by Tara Valley
Did you know that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, on average, we spend 90% of our entire lives indoors (whether inside buildings or in our cars)? 
Poor indoor air quality in residential or commercial buildings has long been associated with various health effects. Read More...
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Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Tara Valley
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found primarily in rock and soil and produced by the breakdown of uranium.
Radon is odourless, tasteless and invisible, just like carbon monoxide.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer (after smoking) according to Health Canada [Source]. Read More...
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Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tara Valley
More knowledge can make things easier – or more complicated. For instance, when it comes to home construction technology, innovations over the last decade or so have tended to produce homes that are more energy-efficient, which means more tightly sealed against the elements. Read More...
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 by Tara Valley
Earlier this year, the Ontario Provincial government took the first steps towards enacting the Radon Awareness and Prevention Act, 2012. The private member’s bill passed its First Reading and will have to have a second and third reading before it can be passed into law. Read More...
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Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 by Tara Valley
The very real consequences of environmental conditions on human lives gets an artistic turn in a play called Dying Hard which is currently traveling the Fringe Festival circuit across Canada.
A production of A Vagrant Theatre company of St. Read More...
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Posted on Friday, June 8, 2012 by Tara Valley
Even Mike Holmes is commenting on the current wave of media attention that’s being given to an age old problem – radon gas. In fact, radon gas is as old as the rock foundation most of us live on in this part of Canada. Read More...
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 by Tara Valley
After decades of falling cancer rates, a recent news story notes that lung cancers are rising among surprising groups.
Cancer specialist Dr. Natasha Leighl of Princess Margaret Hospital is quoted in a CTV piece as saying, “In cancer centres, it certainly seems that we are seeing more lung cancer, in particularly younger women and in people who have never smoked,” she says. Read More...
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by Tara Valley
The Homeowner Protection Centre is a not-for-profit centre that unites homeowners in their concerns and serves as a central clearinghouse for advocacy and complaints. The organization has just released a study called The Radon Challenge: Building Awareness and Encouraging Action that points out some pertinent facts for Canadians about the potentially deadly gas. Read More...
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Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 by Tara Valley
Radon gas, the unseen threat to human health, continues to make headlines across Canada.
Radon is produced when uranium decays and is an odourless radioactive gas considered to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in this country (after smoking). Read More...
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Posted on Friday, February 3, 2012 by Tara Valley
A bill that’s currently before the provincial legislature is designed to raise awareness about radon gas – the invisible danger that occurs naturally.
Radon gas is a by-product of the decaying process of uranium, and is produced even where small amounts of uranium are present in the ground. Read More...
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