Most people worry about the air quality outdoors, but the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted. In some cases, it's 100 times worse!
We are constantly exposed to pollution, toxins, pesticides and gases. Most of the time, these toxins and pollutants get diluted into the atmosphere. But they can also find their way into our homes through tiny cracks in foundation walls and floors, through unfinished floors, windows, sumps, vents or gaps around pipes and drains. When pollutants get into our homes and can't escape they begin to accumulate, and in high concentrations, they represent serious health risks.
Three common pollutants include VOC, black mould, and radon.Book a Service Now
Radon comes from uranium in the ground. When the uranium breaks down it produces a radioactive gas called radon. You can't see it, smell it or taste it but it's there, and it's always been there.
Breathing in radon over an extended period of time is a serious risk to your health because these tiny radioactive particles can get into your lungs, and when they release energy they can damage lung cells. Every year, more than 3,000 Canadians die from lung cancer caused by radon. Not too many people know this but radon is actually the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers-the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. And if you're a smoker and you live in a house with elevated radon levels (above the current guideline of 200 Bq/m3) your chances of developing lung cancer is one in three.