Ten percent of the 99 homes tested in Grey and Bruce counties have radon gas concentration above the recommended limit. That is a well above the provincial average of four percent. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment. Exposure to the gas for an extended period of time increases the risk of lung cancer.
A Health Canada report on the levels of radon gas levels in homes in Grey and Bruce Counties has local officials concerned.
99 homes in Grey and Bruce Counties were tested for radon gas in August.
10 per cent of those homes contained radon concentrations above the recommended limit — that is well above the provincial average of four per cent. . . Continue Reading
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