Prevention Starts At Home: Test Your Home for Radon

Radon Detector testing air

The Township of Cavan Monaghan has been working with Take Action on Radon, a coalition of national health organizations, to raise awareness on the dangers of radon gas.

In November 2022, residents were invited to participate in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge, a program that provided free radon test kits to all residents. 

The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, radon gas can be found in elevated concentrations in homes across the country. While Canada has had a National Radon Plan for over a decade, many Canadians remain unaware of the deadly gas. 

“On average 58 Canadians will die from lung cancer every day, making it the leading cause of cancer death in Canada,” says Lynn Murad, Cancer Prevention Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society. “It’s important that Canadians know they can control their risk from radon by testing their homes and reducing their exposure.”

Kyle Phillips, Chief Building Official is coordinating the program for the community, “As a follow up to our radon study in 2019 we have partnered with Take Action on Radon to complete a more comprehensive radon review of the Township.” 

Lab results for Cavan Monaghan were emailed to participants directly the first week in June 2023.  If you did not receive your results please check your spam folder and/or contact Pam Warkentin,  or 204-798-9649.