What are radon levels like in Ontario?

Radon concentrations differ from house to house and region to region, but every region in Canada has some homes with high levels.

Based on Health Canada’s 2012 Cross-Canada Survey of Radon Concentrations in Homes, 8% of homes in ON measured above the radon guideline of 200 becquerels per cubic metre (200 Bq/m3). However, in certain regions up to 19% of homes were above the guideline level.

Remember: no matter what percentage of homes in a region test above the guideline level, it’s impossible to know what the radon level will be in any given home until it is tested.  Every home needs to test!

Scroll down to find a Radon Test Kit Provider in the province of Ontario.

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Sandra, emphasizes how testing and reducing radon in your home can give you piece of mind that you house is safe.  “Just get your house tested. Radon is something that can really affect our health, and we don’t even know it’s there until we test for it. Test your home so you can know you’re safe!”

Sandra, Sandra, J. (Thunder Bay, ON)

Carolyn had tested a previous house so was aware of the risk of high radon levels.  She saw reports that Kingston, ON had high levels.  After her house was renovated, she got her house tested.  Once levels came back high, she got her house mitigated.  “Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It’s important to see if there is anything you can do to lower your radon levels and cancer risk for you and your family.”

Carolyn, Carolyn T. (Kingston, ON)

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Find a Radon Test Kit from a company that works Ontario:

LexS

Lex Scientific
Ontario – Organization Shipping Across Canada
Tel: (519) 824-7082
Email: radon@lexscientific.com
Return Postage: Additional Fees
Lab Fees: Included
Telephone Orders Accepted
Order Online

Pinchin

Pinchin Ltd.
Ontario – Organization Shipping Across Canada
Tel: (855) 746-2446
Email: radonlab@pinchin.com
Return Postage: Additional Fee
Lab Fees: Included
Telephone Orders Accepted
Order Online

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Canada Radon
Ontario – Organization Shipping Across Canada
Tel: 1 (844) 887-2366
Email: info@canadaradon.com

Return Postage: Additional Fee
Lab Fees: Included
Telephone Orders Accepted
Order Online

AGAT Laboratories
Ontario – Organization Shipping Across Canada
Tel: (613) 225-8668
Email: radon@agatlabs.com
Return Postage: Additional Fee
Lab Fees: Included
Telephone Orders Accepted
Order Online

Algoma Radon Testing
Ontario – Organization Shipping Across Canada
Tel: (705) 297-5511
Email: algoma.radon@gmail.com
Return Postage: Additional Fee
Lab Fees: Included
Telephone Orders Accepted
Order Online

Mr. Radon

Mr. Radon Inc.
Ontario – Organization Shipping Across Canada
Tel: (905) 985-5545
Email: sherry@mr-radon.ca
Return Postage: Additional Fee
Lab Fees: Included
Telephone Orders Accepted
Order Online

What’s happening in Ontario

Do you know of radon initiatives or events happening in Ontario? Is your municipality doing something related to radon?  Share your event!

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Radon in the news

Organizational Stakeholders in Ontario

Association pulmonaire du Québec/Quebec Lung Association

The Association pulmonaire du Québec provides education and awareness to Québécois about radon and the health risks associated with long-term exposure to high concentrations. In addition, the Association pulmonaire du Québec sells Health Canada approved long-term radon test kits, which includes laboratory analysis costs.