November 5, 2018 | by: marysullivan

Take Action on Radon

Plan to Be Here

November is Radon Awareness Month in Canada.  This year, our campaign is titled “Plan to be Here”.

Why? … Because when you test your home for radon, you’re investing in your future.  Whether that future is the travel plans you’ve made for retirement, being present to play with your grand-kids, or all the milestones along the way.  When you test your home for radon, you’re planning to avoid the entirely preventable lung cancer that’s caused by radon exposure.

Unlike other household dangers like carbon monoxide, radon doesn’t affect our health right away.  Due to the long latency period of lung cancer, the health effects from long-term exposure to high radon levels are only likely to be felt years down the road.

Why is Latency important?

Unlike other household dangers like carbon monoxide, radon doesn’t affect our health right away.  Due to the long latency period of lung cancer, the health effects from long-term exposure to high radon levels are only likely to be felt years down the road.

That time delay doesn’t make testing for radon any less important.  After all, think of all the other ways we invest in our future: whether it’s making healthy decisions every day, healthy eating choices; being active; retirement savings, education plans; even a daily multi-vitamin is only effective when taken long-term.  No matter what our plans for the future might include, they’re nothing without the health to enjoy them.

So this November, think about it: ”Why do you Plan to be Here?”.

Credit: www.takeactiononradon.ca