Take Action on Radon
When did you last test for radon?
GET a free RADON test kit AND protect your family from lung cancer
We are inviting residents of Pinawa to participate in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge; a program that provides free radon test kit to residents. All participants in the program are encouraged to attend the Radon Information Session to learn more about the health effects of radon, why it’s a concern in our area, and Health Canada recommendations on reducing radon levels. The information session will also provide all participants with details on where and when to pick up your radon detector.
The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, radon gas can be found in elevated concentrations in homes across the country. Health Canada recommends that all buildings be tested for radon. Canada has had a National Radon Plan for over a decade. Over the last 10 years, the National Radon Plan has published the Cross-Canada Radon Survey and urged many Canadians to test for radon. Yet, many Canadians have still not tested for radon. Now is the time. Free test kits are available through the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge with funding for the radon test kits provided by Health Canada.
Take Action on Radon is a national initiative funded by Health Canada, that works to bring together radon stakeholders and raise radon awareness across Canada. The initiative is led by the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Now is the perfect time to Take Action on Radon. Only 100 free kits are available and so residents must pre-register for the program at https://form.jotform.com/232852879552267
The free Radon Information Sessions will be:
Wednesday, November 8, 7pm on zoom.
Participants will be able to pick up their radon test from Thursday Nov. 9 through Friday Nov. 17 from Pinawa Public Library, 20 Vanier Avenue Pinawa, MB.
To learn more about radon and how to test your home, visit: TakeActionOnRadon.ca