Radon is a radioactive gas produced naturally by the decay of Uranium found in the ground.It exists all over the world, although the amount of Uranium and level of Radon gas vary significantly, even from one house to the next. Radon is invisible; you can't see it, smell it or taste it and it can get into your home or business undetected.
The current Canadian Guideline for Radon is 200 Becquerels per cubed meter (Bq/m3). Becquerels per cubic meter is the unit of measurement for Radon, the higher the number the greater the risk.
Protecting your family's health from the risk of Radon exposure starts with learning more. An estimated 20%-25% of homes in New Brunswick have higher than acceptable Radon levels. You should only use professionals listed in the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program.