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. 

Leadership

Evict Radon is a volunteer-led non-profit organization that combines grassroots science engagement and citizen science-based research in a way perhaps never seen before in Canada for preventing cancers. Evict Radon is led by Dr. Aaron Goodarzi of the University of Calgary, who is the federally-appointed Canada Research Chair for Radiation Exposure Disease.

All of our volunteer efforts and funding are designed to encourage as many Canadians to test their home for radon through our National Evict Radon research study. Everything we do strictly adheres 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 a radon risk-free future for Canada is very possible and, if successful, prevent literally thousands of new, mostly high lethality lung cancers each year.

Why do we care?

Canada is now at the stage where it is no longer sufficient to just promote radon testing, without also working towards a system-wide reduction in radon in new buildings, real behaviour change, and new protective policies. Basic radon testing programs have been delivered by many, many organizations for decades, yet Canadian homes continue to be constructed with more and more radon. Of the relatively small numbers of people that do a radon test, only about a third of people who find they are at risk will take action to reduce their exposure. Meanwhile, cases of never-smoker lung cancer also continue to rise. This must change. Thankfully, we can now help make these changes a reality. By testing your home with cancer researchers like the Evict Radon National Study team, you are helping scientists all across Canada understand radon exposure in new and deeper ways, enabling us to develop new ways to protect us all. Your participation matters. 

To enroll in the study, click the yellow ‘purchase my test’ button at the top of the page.

Dr. Goodarzi is the Canada Research Chair for Radiation Exposure Disease. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 2005 and trained as a post-doctoral scholar at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre at the University of Sussex (UK) until 2010. In 2011, he opened his own laboratory at the University of Calgary’s School of Medicine. In 2015, he was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40; in 2016, he was made a University of Calgary “Peak Scholar” for innovation in radon gas and lung cancer knowledge engagement; in 2018, he was selected as a TEDx speaker and, in 2019, received one of the School of Medicine’s Education Awards for innovation in graduate training.

Dr. Goodarzi is the Chair of the Board and research lead of Evict Radon, a Canadian non-profit organization whose goal is to solve Canada’s substantial and worsening radon-gas exposure problem through interdisciplinary research for the benefit of all Canadians.

Aaron Goodarzi, PhD
Chair of the Board & Research Lead

Dr. Goodarzi is the Canada Research Chair for Radiation Exposure Disease. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 2005 and trained as a post-doctoral scholar at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre at the University of Sussex (UK) until 2010. In 2011, he opened his own laboratory at the University of Calgary’s School of Medicine. In 2015, he was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40; in 2016, he was made a University of Calgary “Peak Scholar” for innovation in radon gas and lung cancer knowledge engagement; in 2018, he was selected as a TEDx speaker and, in 2019, received one of the School of Medicine’s Education Awards for innovation in graduate training.

Dr. Goodarzi is the Chair of the Board and research lead of Evict Radon, a Canadian non-profit organization whose goal is to solve Canada’s substantial and worsening radon-gas exposure problem through interdisciplinary research for the benefit of all Canadians.

Dr. Dustin Pearson is one of the senior scientists and in the Goodarzi laboratory and is the research operations manager for the Evict Radon project. His work focuses on the biology of alpha particle exposure, as well as the study of the real-time indoor air dynamics of radon within the residential built environment. Dustin’s work is currently supported by the Canadian Cancer Society. In this project, Dr. Pearson serves as the primary manager for all radon databases, masterminding the security, annotation and analysis of our complex datasets relating to radon exposures, participant demographics, building metrics and more. 

Dustin Pearson, PhD
Research Operations Manager

Dr. Dustin Pearson is one of the senior scientists and in the Goodarzi laboratory and is the research operations manager for the Evict Radon project. His work focuses on the biology of alpha particle exposure, as well as the study of the real-time indoor air dynamics of radon within the residential built environment. Dustin’s work is currently supported by the Canadian Cancer Society. In this project, Dr. Pearson serves as the primary manager for all radon databases, masterminding the security, annotation and analysis of our complex datasets relating to radon exposures, participant demographics, building metrics and more. 

Darren Brenner, PhD
Board of Directors
Josh Taron, M.Arch
Board of Directors
Shilpa Salgia, MSc
Board of Directors
Tim Monds , M.Ed
Board of Directors
Weston Jacques, MAPC
Board of Directors
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