Make Radon Testing Mandatory in Schools, Day Homes, and Day Care Facilities
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Radon is a radioactive natural gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer, second to smoking. Radon is a tasteless, odourless, and colourless gas that collects in buildings and is responsible for over 3,000 deaths every year in Canada alone. While the next building code in Alberta is set to include new construction radon remediation, officials are ignoring the fact that Radon exists, especially in Alberta where our geology and climate can result in high levels. Alberta and Yukon are the last two Provinces to initiate a policy to test for Radon in schools. Would you be comfortable sending your child to school with a possibility of them having 480,000 dentist x rays this year? There are homes in my area that have tested even higher. Health Canada has recognized Radon a carcinogenic gas, and are aware of health issues associated to long term exposure. Alberta residents want mandatory testing to protect our children, and reduce unecessary strain on our health care system.
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