Radon -- The Details in English
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What is radon, where does it come from and just how dangerous is it? How do tradespeople satisfy the building code while preparing the basis of efficient radon reduction where it might be determined to be necessary long after occupation? This video answers those questions while showing homeowners, designers, architects, home builders and tradespeople the overview of what needs to be done.
Throughout this series of videos we talk about the highest concentration of radon in a house that is considered safe, what is called the “action level”. Set by Health Canada, the action level is currently 200 Bq/m3 – as determined by average measurements over a 3 month test period. Years ago it was much higher before it was determined to still be a health hazard so it was placed at the 200 level as a safe level that could be obtained at a reasonable construction cost. Some people in Canada are advocating lowering it to 100 Bq/m3. Radon remediation professionals are trained to be up to date with both the health guidelines and the construction techniques required to maintain the measured levels below the current Canadian action level.
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