Did you know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers? Health Canada states that approximately 3,200 Canadians die each year as a result of radon induced lung cancer.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in all the air we breathe. Outdoors, radon is diluted and of little concern, but indoors, radon can become concentrated and create an indoor air quality issue and significant health hazard. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon and as a result, elevated levels could be present inside a building and you would never know without testing for it.
Join the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) and Pinchin Ltd. for a FREE radon awareness webinar on February 28 at noon. This seminar is designed to educate participants about radon, including the health effects; misconceptions; what is involved in the measurement and mitigation of radon; and why all buildings must be tested.