Radon Testing and Assessments
Island EHS provides accredited radon testing across Vancouver Island.
Radon is a naturally occurring noble gas, which has no colour, taste or smell. Radon is radioactive and enters homes and buildings from the soil through cracks, holes, pipes and more. When radon is present at a high enough level, it begins to affect the air quality of the building, particularly on the lower floors and below grade levels, and can be hazardous to the health of the occupants.
Radon is responsible for approximately 4,000 annual lung cancer deaths in Canada and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Measurable amounts of radon have been found across British Columbia, with higher concentrations typically found in the Kootenays, Okanagan Valley, Northern Interior and Peace River. However, limited testing has occurred on Vancouver Island, and according to the Canadian Cancer Society, there is “geological potential for elevated levels on Vancouver Island”.
Radon testing with Island EHS is easy and unobtrusive. A certified technician determines the ideal locations to install testing devices. Once in place, the devices stay in place for 3-6 months, after which they are picked up and analyzed for radon exposure. Once complete, a report will indicate if there is a radon problem present, and if so, what radon mitigation strategies should be used.
Our technician is a certified Radon Measurement Professional by the Canadian-National Radon Proficiency Program.
Accreditation: C-NRPP ID CRT-202430