Calculations: November is Radon Action Month

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200: Maximum acceptable number of Becquerels of radon per cubic metre of indoor air (source)

7%: Percentage of Canadian homes with radon levels above 200 Bq/m3 (source)

1: Ranking of long-term exposure to radon as the cause of lung cancer for people who have never smoked (source)

17%: Lifetime lung cancer risk for smokers exposed to acceptable levels of indoor radon (source)

30%: Lifetime lung cancer risk for smokers exposed to high levels of indoor radon (source)

0: Areas in Canada that have radon-free homes (source)

$25-$75: Cost of radon testing (source)

$500-$3,000: Typical cost of radon reduction (source)

>80%: Percentage reduction in radon concentrations in a home after radon mitigation (source)

<2: Number of years recommended as the time frame for fixing a home when the radon level is between 200 and 600 Bq/m3 (source)

<12: Number of months recommended as the time frame for fixing a home when the radon level is above 600 Bq/m3 (source)

For more information on Radon Action Month, visit takeactiononradon.ca.

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