Soil Gas Mitigation Program
On August 12th, 2019, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health released the results of their Radon Testing Study. The Study found that 21% of homes tested above Health Canada’s radon guideline of 200 Bq/m3.
What is Radon
Radon is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that is formed naturally by the radioactive breakdown of uranium contained in soil and rock. Radon usually escapes from the ground into the air where it mixes with fresh air resulting in concentrations too low to be of concern. However, when radon enters an enclosed space such as a building, it can accumulate to higher concentrations, and the only way to know is to test. KFL&A Public Health will be selling low cost radon tests in November 2019. To learn more about radon, including potential health risks and how to reduce radon levels in your home, visit kflaph.ca/radon.
In response to KFL&A’s announcement, Loyalist Township is proactively addressing radon gas in new low-rise residential dwellings through its Soil Gas Mitigation Program. This Program applies to all building permits applied for after August 12th, 2019.
Loyalist Township Soil Gas Mitigation Program
Loyalist Township Soil Gas Permit Guide