Should I Test My House for Radon?
Awareness is growing around the dangers of radon: an invisible, odourless and tasteless gas that…
Radon is an invisible, odourless and tasteless but radioactive gas that is produced in the ground. Normally, it dilutes to virtually nothing in outside air, but our modern homes, schools and workplaces are capturing and concentrating radon to unnaturally high and cancer-causing levels in indoor air
Every day, dozens of Canadians are diagnosed with radon-induced lung cancer, despite never having used tobacco. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, but exposure is entirely preventable. It is easily removable from your life, but knowing your home’s radon level is the first step in determining if you are at risk
Test your home and help Canadian scientists defeat this problem. The process is simple. Consent into the “Evict Radon” citizen scientist-based national radon study, purchase a radon test device, register it with our team, and place it in the lowest level of your home for 90 or more days
By testing your home with one of our Evict Radon test kits, you’re automatically enrolled in our research study. Each participant is helping researchers across Canada understand radon exposure and develop new ways to protect ourselves and loved ones.
Canada is now at the stage where it is no longer sufficient to just promote radon testing. Basic radon testing programs have been in operation for decades, from many, many organizations, yet homes continue to be constructed containing more and more Radon, and cases of never-smoker (radon-attributable) lung cancers continue to rise. Of the relatively small numbers of people that even the most successful programs have convinced to radon test, only a fraction (<30%) of those who find they are at risk will take action to mitigate. This has to change. Thankfully, Canadians are now in a position to do this.
Evict Radon embraces research strategies across disciplines to gain the information necessary to (i) learn how to engineer out the Radon from our buildings before they are even built, (ii) to identify who are the most at risk from Radon in society, and (iii) make meaningful change to policy across sectors. This must be done by strictly adhering to national research ethics standards, as well as best practices for controlled studies that will pass academic peer-review and, ultimately, very close scrutiny from the public and experts. Achieving this is possible and, if successful, will transform the ability to prevent lung cancers caused by radon.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS RESEARCH:
Included in an Evict Radon test kit
For $51.99, you’ll receive everything needed to ensure your radon test result is as accurate as possible. This includes:
Shipping to home address
Radtrak2 – long term radon test
Placement and registration Instructions
Fees for radon analysis and reporting
Report at the end of analysis
IMPORTANT: In order to meet new Canada Post rules, return shipping labels are not included. Return shipping as “small packet” with Canada Post will cost approximately $10 without tracking.
If at any point you wish to withdraw from our study, or have any concerns about the nature of this research study, please contact [email protected] If you have any questions concerning your rights as a possible participant in this research, please contact the Chair of the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board, Research Services, University of Calgary. The University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board has approved this research study. Study Ethics ID = REB19-1522