Radon Environmental (REM) is pleased to announce the launch of its new municipal and regional radon probability mapping service. In conjunction with this service, we are pleased to make available the first maps of the National Capital Region (City of Ottawa) and City of Greater Sudbury which are available to view on our Industry Professionals website (https://store.radoncorp.com/professionals) or to purchase on the Radon Environmental Corporate website (www.radoncorp.com )
Around the world, countries with active radon programs utilize radon risk maps in their planning and communications. Natural hazards like radon gas have a strong geospatial component, and play a decisive role in communicating risk information.
In 2010, Radon Environmental engaged a team of geoscientists to produce a geology-based Radon Potential Map of Canada, the first of its kind in the country. Since publishing the National map in 2012, the Company has produced the first integrated Canada-USA Radon Potential Map, provincial maps for public health authorities, and regional and municipal maps for direct use in community planning applications.
REM’s mapping studies involve a strong field component that evaluates various bedrock and surficial material sources of radon gas. The studies encompass a thorough literature research, bedrock geology structure and geochemistry, available airborne geophysical data, spectral assay data for uranium, thorium and potassium in bedrock and soils and hydrology-aquifer geochemistry. City/Municipal and Regional studies include integrated map and overlay folios to illustrate the database and are presented in a planning-friendly format. The studies also include a number of appendices to accompany the technical data.
Approximately 80% of the most densely populated areas of Canada fall within areas of high or elevated radon potential. Radon gas is the leading environmental cause of lung cancer and has the highest mortality rate of all environmental exposures. However, this doesn’t need to happen, radon – induced lung cancer is totally preventable. No matter where you are located on a map, you need to test for radon in your home, workplace and schools. Testing is easy and inexpensive and, should you find high levels of radon, there are simple solutions to fix the problem.
For further information, please contact:
David Innes, Director of Sales
Tel: (778) 327 4717 www.radoncorp.com