Dangerous gas tests urged for homes across alberta
along with the “gold standard” 90-day test, 1,000 participants in the program will be given a five-day test to try in order to look at the efficacy of short-term testing as a guideline for stakeholders.
remediation of a home with high radon levels usually costs between $2,000 and $2,500, and consists of installing a pipe through the basement floor with a fan attached to draw the radon out.
building code changes in 2015 required new homes to have a rough-in pipe to make it easy to install a radon reduction system if needed.
robyn Luff, the ndp mla for Calgary-east, introduced a private member’s bill Tuesday that would require the government to develop educational materials and a public awareness campaign around the dangers of radon gas.
It would also require childcare programs to have their locations tested for radon before licences are issued or renewed.