Radon detector kits are available to borrow from the library. All you need is your library card!
Library members can now borrow radon detector kits from their local public library through the support of the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can seep into your home through cracks in floors, walls, and foundations. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it gets diluted to low concentrations and is not a concern. However, in enclosed spaces, like houses, it can sometimes accumulate to high levels. Long-term exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer, and it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. It is invisible, odourless, and tasteless, so the only way to confirm the level of radon in your home is through testing.
The library has several kits available to borrow as part of a pilot project. Visit our online catalogue or ask at your local library to place a hold on one. The kits can be borrowed for a six week loan period.
For more information on radon and what you can do if your test results indicate high levels of radon in your home, please visit the following websites: