How Radon And Cigarettes Make A Lethal Combination

There was once a time when Canadians could smoke in restaurants. In fact, that time wasn’t all that long ago! Here in Alberta, smoking was banned in public spaces and workplaces in 2008. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 12 years since we could last light up in...

Just How Dangerous Is Radon Anyway?

It can be argued that radon is a pretty weird gas. But it’s not weird due to its smell – because you can’t smell it. It doesn’t look funny – because you can’t see it. However, radon can cause some serious health problems for you and your family if it is found in...

What Makes Radon So Hazardous To Our Health?

Radon is a colourless and odourless gas which is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. When out in the open air, it doesn’t present much of a health hazard. However, radon is known to find its way into our homes through cracks in foundation...

Beware The Health Risks Associated With Lead Paint

These days, paint is made from four main ingredients: pigment (to give it its colour), resin (which is used as a binder to hold the pigment particles together), solvent (which acts as a carrier for the pigments and resin) and additives (which promotes ease of...