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Radon & Canadian Building Codes

"Radon rules likely to be included in National Building Code" writes Peter Kenter, a correspondent at the Journal of Commerce.

"Tough new Health Canada recommendations on radon exposure may soon affect forming and foundation contractors, if proposed changes to the 2010 National Building Code (NBC) take effect."

"Radon is a colourless, odourless gas formed in soil, rock and groundwater as radium decays.

“Recent scientific evidence has conclusively linked long-term exposure to high levels of radon to a higher incidence of lung cancer, said Gary Holub, a Health Canada media relations officer."

Read the rest at The Journal of Commerce - Western Canada's Construction News Paper.

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