The city of Deux-Montagnes takes part in the 100 radon screening kits challenge

The City of Deux-Montagnes is collaborating in the “100 radon screening kits” program of the Coalition Occupy yourself with Radon by providing a screening kit to the first 100 Deux-Montagnais who will register for the program.
What is radon
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the ground. This gas enters all buildings in contact with the ground and can move around the building, including on upper floors. Radon is odorless, colorless and tasteless. It is therefore impossible to detect it by human senses.
Being the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, radon can be found in high concentrations across the country. Although Canada has had a national radon plan for more than a decade, many Canadians are still unaware of the existence of this deadly gas.
“Testing for radon is simple to perform and there are effective solutions available to reduce radon levels in homes where they are high,” says Pam Warkentin, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (ACSTR) and project manager of Occupy yourself with Radon. “The first step is to know the radon level in your home. Every home should be tested for radon – it’s that simple.”
How to enroll in the program” 100 radon test kits “?
As of November 9, the first 100 residents of Deux-Montagnes who complete the online registration form will receive a FREE screening kit from the Coalition Occupy yourself with Radon.
The distribution of screening kits to the first 100 registrants will take place at the Deux-Montagnes Library between November 24 and December 2. Instructions on how to properly complete the 100-day screening period will be included in the kit.
Following the 100-day screening period, citizens will have to return the radon detector to the library so that the kits can be taken to the laboratory. After a few weeks, each participant will receive an individual report by email.
November 23 at 7 p.m.: Online information session
Program participants are encouraged to attend an online information session to learn more about the health effects of radon, Health Canada’s recommendations as well as to where and when they can get their radon detector. More details on this session will be sent to registrants.
About Occupy yourself with Radon
Occupy yourself with Radon is a national initiative to bring together radon stakeholders and educate them about radon across Canada. The initiative is led by the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (ACSTR), CAREX Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society.