Radon Mitigation in Okanagan Interior
If you own a home or are considering purchasing in the Okanagan, it’s important to be aware of the risk of radon exposure. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rocks, and water. It takes the easiest route into your home, through cracks in the foundation, basement walls, and gaps around pipes. This gas can then accumulate in enclosed spaces, and here’s why this can become an issue: radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and the number one environmental cancer-causing agent.
According to the radon potential map for British Columbia, the relative radon hazard for most of the Central Okanagan area is considered Zone 1-High. This means that…
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