Radon Monitor Loaning Program

New service!

We are excited to announce a new lending program at The Township of Russell Public Library that aims to protect the health and safety of our community. The library is now offering a radon monitor lending program, allowing residents to borrow for free and test their homes. Patrons may now borrow a radon monitor with a loan period of 30 days.

What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can seep into homes through cracks in the foundation and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. Health Canada estimates 1 out of every 20 homes in Ontario contain dangerous levels of radon.

The radon monitor lending program is a convenient and easy way for residents to test for radon in their homes. The program includes instructions on how to properly set up and use the monitor, as well as information on what to do if elevated levels are found.

We encourage residents to take advantage of this free program and protect their families from the potential dangers of radon gas. The lending program is available at both branches and can be borrowed with a valid library card.

If you would like to learn more about radon:
Simon Air Quality
Radon monitor website
Government of Canada webpage on radon

The library would like to thank Mark Simon of Simon Air Quality for the donation of two radon monitors.