Media Release - Public Health is encouraging residents to test their homes for radon gas


October 17, 2019: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is encouraging residents to test their homes for radon gas and will be hosting drop-in radon information nights in Fergus, Orangeville and Guelph in October and November. People can get answers to their radon questions and purchase a test kit for the discounted price of $40 (incl. tax). Test kits can also be purchased online at for the same discounted price with discount code “WDGPH”.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is linked to 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada, still approximately 15% of homes in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph have unsafe levels.

A naturally occurring gas, radon is found in almost every home and can accumulate to dangerous levels. It is colourless, odourless and tasteless, so testing your home with a certified radon test kit or by a certified radon professional is necessary to know the levels in your home.

Testing should take place during winter over a minimum of three months. If the test indicates your home has a high level of radon, steps can be taken to fix your home to reduce your family’s risk of lung cancer.

Event details:

FERGUS: Thursday, October 24
Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum and Archives - 0536 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus
Event from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

ORANGEVILLE: Tuesday, October 29
WDG Public Health - 180 Broadway, Orangeville
Event from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

GUELPH: Tuesday, November 12
WDG Public Health - Guelph Office - 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph (basement)
Event from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Media Contact
Chuck Ferguson, Communications Manager
1-800-265-7293 ext. 4374