How do I interpret my radon results?
Having completed your test, you should have received an email with your radon levels, 4-6 weeks after shipping the device back (if not check your junk folder!). It looks something like this:
There are three groups:
- Low Risk – radon is less than 100 Bq/m3
- Intermediate Risk – radon is between 100 – 199 Bq/m3
- High Risk – radon is at or above 200 Bq/m3
Low Risk Group: Breathe easy
Phew! Your radon levels are low and you can now breathe easy knowing, in this house, you and your family are not at risk. Please note: Health Canada recommends retesting every few years, or if a major home renovation takes place. Encourage a neighbour or friend to test their home for radon.Tell a friend!
High Risk Group: Mitigation recommended
CAUTION! Your radon test results are over the maximum exposure limit for Canada. At this level, you, your family, and especially your children are at risk of future radon-induced lung cancer. Our team and Health Canada highly recommend that you have your home mitigated by a C-NRPP professional. Don’t worry, in Canada, radon mitigation techniques are very effective.Find a C-NRPP professional in my area