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Old 2015-04-28, 12:29 PM
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Just my 2-cents worth:
- on planet Earth, there will be a discernible level of background radiation due to radon gas emissions.
- in the Ottawa area, there are certain areas where the possibility exists that radon gas concentrations in homes [particularly basements] exceed currently recognized concentrations for safety. As a general guide, homes in Kanata Lakes and Stittsville may have a statistically greater chance of having radon levels above currently acceptable concentrations. Here is the "however": if not measured, it is not possible to state that radon levels in any locations can be assumed to be deemed "safe". For any home., it would be prudent to purchase a radon measurement device, with the best type being one that measures continuously and has an alarm to let you know if the radon level is exceeding safety concentration levels.
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[QUOTE=Inspector Phil Acker;301802]Just my 2-cents worth:
- As a general guide, homes in Kanata Lakes and Stittsville may have a statistically greater chance of having radon levels above currently acceptable concentrations. QUOTE]

I wanted to add, that after all the research I did and talking with the persons who install the radon mitigation systems, and with the city's Health Dept, Morgan's Grant and Carp have high levels of radon - even greater than in Kanata Lakes and Stittsville.
I would definitely recommend to everyone in these areas to test their radon levels. I'm glad we did since our house was affected (while our next door neighbour wasn't).
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Old 2015-04-29, 10:06 AM
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How did you test?
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Old 2015-04-29, 01:51 PM
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How did you test?
I purchased a radon monitor, the 'Safety Siren PRO series 3' (available on ebay). It has continuous monitoring.
I also purchased a kit from Health Canada on Constellation Dr to double check the results. It requires you to keep the test kit for a few days and then mail it to a lab.
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ok thank you for the info
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