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

Thank you for your interest in testing with the Evict Radon National Study

The Evict Radon National Study is a national research study involving researchers and scientific partners from across Canada who are 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 our at-cost, research-grade radon test kits and enrolling in our national, public university-based research study, you are helping researchers from across Canada to understand radon exposure and develop new ways to protect ourselves and loved ones.

Common practice stated 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. 

Clearing The Air Together, For Healthier Homes

Evict Radon is a publicly funded national study aimed to understand and prevent Canadian radon exposure and lung cancers.

Promoting Action

We are helping Canadians take action against radon and creating safer homes.

Empowering Communities

We are empowering Canadian communities by raising awareness about the dangers of radon.

Educating for Prevention

We are providing Canadians with knowledge and tools to take preventative measures against radon.

What is Radon?

Radon is an invisible, odourless, tasteless and 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?

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer amongst Canadians who have never smoked tobacco, but exposure is entirely preventable. Sadly, 126,500 Canadians since 2001 have been diagnosed with lung cancer despite never having used tobacco. Knowing your home’s radon level is the first step in ensuring that radon is not a lung cancer risk factor for you and your loved ones. 

What dose of radiation are you getting from radon?

This calculator will allow you to estimate your absorbed radiation exposure based on how much radon is in your home and the amount of time you have lived in that property.

What should I do?

Test your home with Canadian scientists to help defeat this problem. The process is simple – become a citizen scientist and consent into the Evict Radon National Study, purchase a radon test device at cost, register it with our team, and place it in the lowest, regularly occupied level of your home for 90+ days. 

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