The Lung Association in partnership with Take Action on Radon Coalition commends the government of Saskatchewan for including radon mitigation costs under the new home renovation tax credit

Lung Association, Saskatchewan – The Provincial Government’s Home Renovation Tax Credit allows home owners to claim a tax credit of eligible home renovation expenses. The eligible expenses include the cost of labour, professional services, and the building materials required for radon reduction measures. “In a year when we are spending so much time at home, our government is proud to be able to assist Saskatchewan residents in keeping their homes safe,” said Paul Merriman, Minister of Health.

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The burning question: How to tackle air pollution and health threats from wood stoves?

National Observer – Many rural residents’ health is at significant risk due to high levels of airborne pollutants from wood-burning stoves, both indoors and out, said Michael Mehta, who specializes in environmental and health risk issues. “People in the rural parts of Canada should have some of the cleanest air in the country,” said Mehta. “But, actually, some have polluted air that is considerably worse than any city, and wood stoves are the main contributor.” Wood smoke contains carbon monoxide, volatile gases, and cancer-causing chemical compounds, but it is the fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, that is of particular concern to human health.

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