Radon Awareness

Understanding Radon in Alberta


The Invisible Health Hazard

What is Radon?

Radon gas, a toxic radioactive noble gas, is a significant health risk found in Alberta. Invisible, colorless, odorless, and tasteless, it emanates from soil, rock, and building materials, infiltrating our homes. When inhaled, its radioactive decay products can adhere to lung tissue, significantly increasing the risk of lung cancer.

The Danger of Radon

Measuring Radon:

Types of Radon Tests

Short-Term Test

A minimum of 96 hours, aligned with C-NRPP Real Estate testing guidelines.

Long-Term Test

Ranging from 91 days to a year, recommended by Health Canada for accurate seasonal results.

Action Steps if Levels Exceed 200 Bq/m³


Radon mitigation is essential for maintaining a healthy living environment. With various effective methods available, homeowners can significantly reduce radon levels in their homes, ensuring a safer and healthier indoor space.

96 Hour Residential Screening

  • When you require a test with a fast turnaround time.
  • Perfect for pre-home inspections or if you are purchasing a home and would like to know the Radon levels before you buy.
  • In accordance with C-NRPP Guidelines this test will be no less than 4 days in duration.
  • Windows must remain closed for the entire duration of the test.
  • It is still recommended to perform a long term test during the first heating season once you occupy the home* Available for purchase.

Do It Yourself Radon Test

  • A long term Radon Test that YOU place for a minimum of 91 days. According to Health Canada, Long Term Tests are best performed during the Heating Season.
  • If you place the device outside of heating season, just be sure to leave it until you also get 3 months during the heating season. Ex. place device in July, you would leave it until the end of January (minimum).
  • I am not responsible for any errors during testing.
  • To Purchase Your Do It Yourself Kit Please click below.

Buy Your Peace Of Mind

Ensure your safety with our long-term radon test, designed for a minimum duration of 91 days. Adhering to Health Canada's recommendations, we suggest conducting this test primarily during the heating season for optimal accuracy and peace of mind.

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