November 17, 2020, by Matthew Van Dongen
The city will explore whether it can force landlords to test for radon in basement apartments after a study found dangerous levels of the cancer-causing gas in one in every seven Hamilton homes tested.
The survey of nearly 300 homes has already triggered “radon mitigation” requirements for new Hamilton homebuilders and a renewed public health campaign to convince existing homeowners to test for the odourless, colourless gas.
Coun. John-Paul Danko asked if council could legally enforce radon testing in lower-level apartments — as well as a “mitigation” requirements if gas levels are found to be unsafe.
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