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November is Radon Action Month
Radon is a colourless and odourless gas that is emitted from the ground. It is created by the natural breakdown of uranium in in soil, rock and water. The air outside dilutes radon; the problem occurs because it can seep into buildings and become concentrated in enclosed spaces such as basements and storage rooms. It can enter any building: homes, daycare centres, schools and workplaces.
Exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and it’s estimated to be a factor in 16 per cent of lung cancer diagnoses in Canada. If you smoke and you live in a home with a high level of radon, you are at an even higher risk for lung cancer
"The only way to know if your home has elevated radon levels is to test," says Sheila McIntosh, Director of Health Initiatives for the Manitoba Lung Association. "A radon kit costs about $30 and they are easy to use."
Radon testing kits are available from the Manitoba Lung Association by calling 204-774-5501, by emailing email@example.com or online at Radon Aware.
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National Aboriginal Diabetes Assocation
NADA is a not-for-profit members-led organization established in 1995 as a result of the rising rates of diabetes in Aboriginal communities.
NADA's mission is to be the driving force in addressing diabetes and Aboriginal people as a priority health issue by working together with people, Aboriginal communities and organizations in a culturally respectful manner in promoting healthy lifestyles among Aboriginal people today and for future generations.
Visit www.nada.ca for more information
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