RADON TESTING MAY - AUGUST?: 6 MONTH RADON TEST ENCOURAGED  

Thank you for your interest in testing with Evict Radon

Evict Radon is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to solving Canada’s significant and worsening radon-gas exposure problem. Radon is a substantial cause of lung cancer even in non-smokers. By testing your home with one of our non-profit, research-grade radon test kits and enrolling in our national, public university-based research study, you are helping Evict Radon-aligned researchers from across Canada to understand radon exposure and develop new ways to protect ourselves and loved ones.

Common practice states that winter is the optimal time to radon test. However, as we collect more data, we have determined little difference between winter and spring radon testing. We do, however, encourage our participants to test over seasonal change. At this time, the best and most accurate radon readings obtained during the spring and summer months are those that are longer than 6 months. 

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The periodic table symbol of the element Radon

What is Radon?

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.

Why should I care?

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.

House containing a radon test unit in the basement

What should I do?

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, occupied level of your home for 90 or more days.

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