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January 31, 2020 Marcello Rocca

Radon levels in North American residential environments may be increasing A University of Calgary-led study has found that the Western North American Prairie provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan are the 2nd most radon-exposed populations on Earth, just behind Poland. The study generated many interesting findings, one of the most concerning being that radon levels in […]

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June 12, 2019 Marcello Rocca

With the heat of Summer comes the threat of Forest Fires. The Western regions of Canada go through a yearly danger zone of smoke that affects everyone, but in particular those with respiratory conditions, cardiovascular disease, and children. The use of an Air Purifier may seem small, but finding the right one with a true […]

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April 11, 2019 Marcello Rocca

Radon as a health risk is a global problem that each year is estimated to cause around 230,000 cases of lung cancer. The WHO’s latest report ‘Guidelines on Housing and Health’ describes how people’s housing and health are affected by a variety of factors. The report describes radon, among other factors, as a health risk. […]

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December 3, 2018 Marcello Rocca

As uranium begins its cyclical decay chain in Canadian soil, homes on the surface act like a suction cup and draw in its deadly by-product: radon. Odourless, colourless and tasteless, radon gas is just one domino in a radioactive cascade that enters structures new and old across the country, contributing to more than 3,300 lung […]

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November 9, 2018 Marcello Rocca

November is “Radon Action Month.” Scientists say radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. To kick off November’s Radon Action Month, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) and CAREX Canada are launching Plan to be Here: an initiative that aims to raise awareness about the cancer […]

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