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Is it Radon Kit Return Time?

Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 3:52 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  It has been  three months since   Radon Awareness month wrapped up in Prince George,  and  it may be time  to return  the testing kits for analysis.

Winter is the best  time of year to test  your home or business  for radon levels,  and  typically,  the long term tests  are done  over a three month period.   During November,  the City of Prince George was offering long term test kits at a reduced price to Prince George residents.   Other kits were also made available through  the BC Lung Association and Northern Health.

If you bought your radon kit from a Northern Health facility, drop it off at your local health unit and Northern Health will  ship it for you. If you purchased it from radonaware.ca or another source, please follow the shipping instructions on the package.

Once you receive your results, a Northern Health Environmental Health Officer would be pleased to discuss follow up options.

Radon is a radioactive, invisible, odourless gas that can seep into your home through cracks in floors, walls and foundations. You can’t see, smell or taste radon. But when radon seeps into a closed-in space like a house, it can be harmful. This is why it is important for people to test homes and businesses so that they know if radon levels could be harmful.

Should the test results indicate   higher than acceptable  levels of radon,  a  certified radon mitigation specialist  should be hired to  correct the problem. The cost to  mitigate  radon  typically  ranges between $1,500 and $3,000, depending on the home.



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