These now famous words, spoken during WW2, can give us an idea of where we are with Radon testing and Mitigation in Canada and of Prince Edward Island.
Given what is now know about the significance of elevated radon levels in homes and the adverse health effects in can have, its difficult to believe that a quick search reveals that Health and Wellness PEI states : " The PEI Radon Project was the first initiative to collect province-wide baseline data for radon levels. The results do not indicate that radon is a significant problem on PEI. The results showed that only eight per cent of the samples exceeded the national guideline level and 80 per cent of those samples were only slightly over the new guideline level. None of the samples exceeded the old guideline level."
ONLY 8% ? That means 8% of Islanders are at risk, and our Provincial Department of Health and Wellness publishes it is not significant? And what do the old guidelines have to do with anything? Health Canada proposed new guidelines because they felt the old ones were unsafe.