November is Lung Cancer Awareness and Radon Action Month. Take Action on Radon is a national initiative that works to bring together radon stakeholders and raise radon awareness across Canada. The initiative is led by the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST), CAREX Canada, and the Canadian Cancer Society.
This year’s launch was hosted by Sonbuilt Custom Homes, a Holmes Approved builder. The kick-off event was held at a new Sonbuilt custom home under construction, which has been built to reduce exposure to toxic radon gas - the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
Photos from the event:
This year's Radon Action Month campaign, Today 4 Tomorrow, encourages Canadians to be proactive and plan for a healthy future by testing their home for radon, and reducing exposure to high levels. During the campaign, Take Action on Radon will highlight the positive actions of municipalities across Canada and the steps communities can take to help their residents protect themselves.
We are excited to see municipalities such as Abbotsford taking a leadership role in raising awareness about radon, including through their participation in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge.
Stay tuned for more action this month as we join together to raise radon awareness.