Radon and Lung Health

Radon is a colourless odourless and tasteless radioactive gas that is naturally occuring in soils, but can accumulate in homes, workplaces and other buildings. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in Canada after smoking.

Information on the health and science on radon is available from Take Action on Radon and from Health Canada.

From 2013 ro 2016 BC Lung participated in the Radonaware program.

But much more needs to be done to ensure British Columbians are protected. 

Our current Healthy Indoor Environments program has a series of radon projects to advance education, awareness and law reform on radon

We also make home radon test kits available for purchase online

Page Last Updated: 06/05/2021