Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

January 26th Public Information Session on Radon Gas

A number of residents have contacted me about their concerns over radon in homes, so I have organized a public meeting, with assistance from Health Canada, City of Ottawa staff and Tarion Warranty, to provide you with information and answer questions.

Monday January 26th 6:30 – 8:00PM.
Beaverbrook Library, Meeting rooms A&B – 2500 Campeau Drive (Mlacack Centre)

exclamation (4)Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment, coming from the natural breakdown of uranium in soils and rocks.  It is widely found in homes across Canada.  It does not tend to be an issue outside, as it dilutes to harmless levels in the atmosphere. However, in a confined space – like a basement – radon can accumulate to high levels.  Exposure to high concentrations of radon can increase a person’s risk of developing lung cancer.

This meeting is open to all residents, not just those in Kanata North, as radon can be found everywhere.  Please let your friends and neighbours across the city know about this information meeting which will both inform you and provide recommendations on actions that can ensure you have a safe level in your home.

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