Hello folks. I’ve been off the radar lately travelling to visit family after the Covid restrictions Lifted in USA and EU. Crowded airports, trains and subways, big gatherings. We have been so careful ourselves and in Canada. Now many people we’ve been with have called in Covid + since. We are still fine thankfully and back in our Canadian cocoon.
While we were away the results came from the Radon testing which read high! There were two spots we checked - a basement where the public gathers, and our main hallway in the hall of the building we live in.
377 ± 50 Bq/m3
423 ± 56 Bq/m3.
Both are high!
Between 200 and 600 they recommend Mitigate within 1 year.
i read that lung cancer is the only other detector of its presence and takes 5yrs+ of exposure to become evident.
i was diagnosed in Dec 2016 with surgery in March 2017, after living here for 13 yrs. - who knows! We have hight end filtration systems and those black radon pipes down in the basements. Just wonder how effective they really are and if the test results would be even higher should we not have those in place.
But it’s been 5 yrs since and now I’m super conscious of ‘little coughs’ etc etc, and this unsettling to say the least. My 5 yr check up is in August - delayed since March because of the Covid staff shortages. Just imagining a Radon Five Yr Rince and Repeat Cycle. Scared 😳
@Kuching Thanks for your suggestions. I definitely will check them out. There is a radon pipe in one basement but I will find out of there is an in-line fan as you mentioned. I shall get a radon meter for both spaces as well. When we started this radon census I was surprised to learn about all the science around this gas and really didn’t know anything about it before. It also am a bit surprised they haven’t made such practical suggestions as you have outlined other than to call the radon service in!
I thought I would add the info on radon found on cancer.ca in case you were looking for more information: