Town of Torbay Take Action on Radon

The Town of Torbay is pleased to be participating in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge, distributing 100 FREE radon test kits to Torbay residents.

The 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge is geared towards municipalities across Canada where radon testing has thus far been limited, but where there is a potential for homes to have elevated radon levels. The program will provide up to 100 test kits to each participating municipality, to be distributed to citizens for free.

Take Action on Radon is a national initiative funded by Health Canada and led by the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Radon is a radioactive gas. When we breathe it in, we are exposing our lung tissue to ionizing radiation. This radiation causes damage to the DNA in our lung tissue and can lead to lung cancer. Radon is a health concern that Canadian homeowners need to take seriously. Just as deaths from carbon monoxide, house fires, and car accidents can be reduced, so can deaths from radon exposure.

Homeowners are encouraged to test their home to know if they are at risk, and reduce their radon levels if they are too high. Residents can secure their Radon Test Kit on Monday, January 29th, 2024 starting at 11:00am on this page. A registration link will go live at this time for residents to register – ONLINE ONLY.

Registration can be found at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/240015461509246

 

Once registration is complete, an email will be sent to invited residents to an hour-long online information session / webinar (via Zoom) being hosted by the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 at 7:00pm.

Radon test kits will be available for pickup – by registered residents at Torbay Town Hall, 1288 Torbay Road, between February 8th – February 16th at regular business hours.

Please note that the Town of Torbay is not responsible for mitigating radon gas, if found in resident dwellings, it will ultimately be the responsibility of that household to take necessary actions to help mitigate any findings of radon.

If you or someone you know is looking for additional information on radon gas, remediation thereof, or the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge, you can visit www.carst.ca or https://takeactiononradon.ca/

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