Did you know that radon gas rates in the Orangeville area are two to three times higher than the provincial average?
Did you know that radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking?
As we head into winter, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health wants to bring attention to the gas that could be present in your home.
Chuck Ferguson, Corporate Communications Manager, says radon is odourless, tasteless and colourless.
Radon gas is naturally occuring caused by the breakdown of uranium in soil.
According to Public Health, radon rates are higher in Orangeville-area homes due to the type of soil they sit on.
Public Health staff will speak about the dangers and how avoid radon gas build up in your home at an information session on Thursday (Nov. 8) at the Alder Recreation Centre from 5-7 p.m..