The Canadian Lung Association: Is Radon a Hidden Danger in Your Home?

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 26, 2010) –

Radon gas exposure is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking – yet awareness of this risk remains low among Canadians. To increase radon awareness, the Canadian Lung Association is launching a new social media campaign and urging Canadians to test their homes this fall.

“The Government of Canada supports the Canadian Lung Association’s efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of radon,” said the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health. “We have a shared commitment to providing Canadians with important information about the health risks of radon and encouraging them to test their homes for radon.”

Radon gas is a hidden danger because it is odorless, tasteless and invisible. Radon is formed from the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil. The gas can seep into your home undetected through cracks in the walls or foundation.

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