Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Nov. 21 Public Information Session on Radon Gas

Thank you to the more than 150 people who attended this years Kanata North Radon Public Information Session. Thank you also to Kelley Bush and members of staff that participated and to the professionals who set up booths.

Click here for a copy of Health Canada’s presentation (pdf format): kanata-public-info-session-nov21-2016

I am once again hosting a Public Information Session on radon gas, with assistance from Health Canada, the City of Ottawa and a number of radon professionals. Home owner, Jeff Strickland, will also speak about his experience with testing and remediation. Last year’s session was attended by more than 100 Ottawa residents.

When: Monday, November 21st 7-9pm
Where: Mlacak Centre, Halls B-D, 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata North

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.

Radon test kits will be available for purchase from Ottawa Public Health or one of the radon professionals at the meeting.


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