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Did you know that radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the ground? You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. Radon can enter any home or workplace through openings where the building is in contact with the ground. Exposure to high radon levels is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers so it is important to take action!

According to a Health Canada survey, about 7% of Canadian homes reported high radon levels. The only way to know how much radon is indoors is to test for it. If the radon level is found to be high, it’s easy to fix. The best time to start a radon test is during the colder months of the year.

The Radon Workplace Challenge is an opportunity for employers to take a leadership role in protecting the health of their employees and their families. Interested workplaces across Canada are invited to take the pledge and participate in the Challenge by sharing information about radon and encouraging their employees and networks to take action and test for radon. All participating workplaces will receive educational materials and two radon test kits at no cost!

To find out more information and register your workplace for the Radon Workplace Challenge, HRAI members can visit www.RadonWorkplaceChallenge.ca or contact Connie Choy, Program Manager at cchoy@scoutenvironmental.com