Take the Radon Workplace Challenge
Register your workplace for the Radon Workplace Challenge! Please visit RadonWorkplaceChallenge.ca and each year, the first 200 to register will receive two free test kits.
Did you know that exposure to high levels of radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the ground. You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it, and it can enter any home or workplace through openings where the building contacts the ground.
Sadly, exposure to radon is linked to more than 3,000 lung cancer deaths in Canada each year. If you smoke, or have smoked, and your home has high levels of radon, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. The only way to know how much radon is in your home or workplace is to test for it. The best time to start a radon test is during the colder months of the year when windows and doors are kept shut.
The Radon Workplace Challenge is an opportunity for employers to take a leadership role in protecting the health of their employees and their families. Interested organizations across Canada are invited to take the pledge and participate in the Challenge by sharing information about radon and encouraging their employees and networks to test for it. All participating workplaces receive educational materials and support — and each year, the first 200 to register will receive two free test kits.
To find out more information and register your workplace for the Radon Workplace Challenge, please visit RadonWorkplaceChallenge.ca.