Rural Radon Study 2017

Radon is an invisible radioactive gas found in many homes across Canada. It is produced when uranium in the ground breaks down through radioactive decay. Radon gas can seep into your home through cracks in the foundation, pipe openings, sump pits, etc. It can build up to high levels in your home and over time may cause lung cancer. It is estimated that 3,200 Canadians are killed by radon gas every year.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is inviting residents of Oliver Paipoonge and Marathon to participate in a study to measure radon levels in their homes. Free radon home-testing kits will be available to 220 eligible households in Oliver Paipoonge and 150 eligible households in Marathon. The information gathered from the kits will help the TBDHU identify radon levels in those municipalities.

If you live in Marathon or Oliver Paipoonge, please complete the survey to find out if you are eligible to receive a free radon detector. The survey will remain open until all kits are assigned.

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(807) 625-5900 or toll-free at 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 03/10/2017