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 Friday, September 7, 2012 by Tara Valley
Health Canada has adjusted its estimate of the number of lung cancer deaths caused by indoor exposure to radon gas – upwards. A previous study completed decades ago estimated that figure at 10%. 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, March 22, 2012 by Tara Valley
A recent episode of Wylde on Health, a weekly news magazine on health matters on CP24 TV invited Tara Valley, Senior Environmental Consultant and Indoor Air Quality Specialist for the Environmental Services Group on the set as an expert to comment on common health risks in the home. Read More...
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Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 by Tara Valley
The winter of 2011/2012 has been unusually kind to the residents of Southern Ontario, but there have been enough days that have seen stiff winds, cooler temperatures and even torrential rains, meaning your windows and doors are likely staying shut. 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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Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 by Tara Valley
Indoor air quality is increasingly coming to the forefront of discussions on the effects of environment on human health. Consider the role of radon.
Radon is a colourless and odourless gas that’s completely undetectable to human senses. Read More...
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Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2011 by Tara Valley
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency recently stated that homeowners should commission professional cleaning companies to tackle mold-damaged areas in homes affected by disasters like flooding. Read More...
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Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 by Tara Valley
There are few worse feelings than slogging through your workday in an unbreathable indoor work environment. As we’ve previously stated on the ESG blog, indoor air quality has a direct impact on workplace productivity. Read More...
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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by Tara Valley
Study: indoor air cleaners can reduce asthma in children
In the summer months, we’re particularly sensitive about any threats to our indoor air quality, including mold caused by excessive moisture or contaminated air as a result of sealing a home for air conditioning. Read More...
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