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Enderby providing free test kits to detect cancer-causing radon

Residents invited to take part in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge
The City of Enderby is providing free radon test kits for residents to pick up from Nov. 3-10, 2023. (Photo: Trail Times)

The City of Enderby is offering residents the chance to protect themselves from the harmful effects of radon gas.

The city is inviting all residents, including rural residents in Area F, to take part in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge. The program provides free radon test kits to residents.

The kits collect background radon levels inside households over a four-month period and are then returned so that the levels can be analyzed. The kits provide information about radon levels in people’s houses, allowing them to make informed decisions to protect themselves and their families.

The free test kits can be picked up at Enderby City Hall at 619 Cliff Avenue from Nov. 3 to Nov. 10. They must be returned from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, 2024.

“It is important that the kits are returned on-time so that the radon readings are accurate when analysed,” the city said in a press release.

A radon information session will be hosted on Nov. 2, and more information will be shared closer to the date of that session.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and can be found in elevated concentrations on homes across Canada, including the North Okanagan.

Take Action on Radon is a national initiative funded by Health Canada that is led by the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists and the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Brendan Shykora

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I started as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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