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Radon be gone from schools

Chris Lowrey
PONTIAC April 11, 2018
Since April is cancer awareness month, it seems appropriate to talk about one of the least-mentioned cancer risks many of us are in danger of being exposed to – radon gas.
April 3 was Healthy Schools’ Day and the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE) and Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) is launching a national petition to urge for the mandatory testing for radon in Canadian schools.
Radon is formed by the gradual breakdown of uranium in rocks and soil. It exists in all regions in Canada and is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
This radioactive gas can seep through foundations and build to unhealthy levels inside homes.

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