FALL RADON TESTING: Long-term radon test kits are now available.  

Thank you for your interest in testing with the Evict Radon research initiative.  

Evict Radon is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to solving Canada’s large and worsening radon-gas exposure problem, a substantial cause of lung cancer even in non-smokers. Evict Radon embraces research strategies across disciplines to gain the information necessary to:

  1. Understand what type of property produces a high or low radon environment, and why
  2. Identify who in society are the most at risk from radon exposure
  3. Make meaningful changes to policy to engineer high radon out of our future buildings.

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.

Dr. Aaron Goodarzi is a biologist expanding our understanding of how ionizing radiation impacts our DNA to cause disease, including cancer. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), his team is working towards understanding the scale and cause(s) of the Canadian radon problem, finding the genetic signature of radon-induced lung cancer, and determining who amongst us may be especially susceptible to cancer after radon exposure. Dr. Goodarzi is the Board Chair of Evict Radon. 

Aaron Goodarzi, PhD
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Aaron Goodarzi is a biologist expanding our understanding of how ionizing radiation impacts our DNA to cause disease, including cancer. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), his team is working towards understanding the scale and cause(s) of the Canadian radon problem, finding the genetic signature of radon-induced lung cancer, and determining who amongst us may be especially susceptible to cancer after radon exposure. Dr. Goodarzi is the Board Chair of Evict Radon. 

Dr. Anne-Marie Nichol is an epidemiologist and toxicology expert who has helped shape the Canadian national “Take Action on Radon Program.” Based at Simon Fraser University (BC), she leads community-level initiatives to reduce radon levels and promotes environmental knowledge translation for public health professionals. Dr. Nichol is also a founding member of Carcinogen Exposure (CAREX) Canada.

Anne-Marie Nicol, PhD
Burnaby, British Columbia

Dr. Anne-Marie Nichol is an epidemiologist and toxicology expert who has helped shape the Canadian national “Take Action on Radon Program.” Based at Simon Fraser University (BC), she leads community-level initiatives to reduce radon levels and promotes environmental knowledge translation for public health professionals. Dr. Nichol is also a founding member of Carcinogen Exposure (CAREX) Canada.

Dr. Brandy Winquist is an expert in community and population health, particularly as it relates to maternal and child health and health services. Based at the University of Saskatchewan (SK), she co-founded and led Saskatchewan’s “Little Lungs” radon testing campaign that has helped to build a better understanding of radon exposure risks for families with children (who we know are the most at risk from radon).

Brandy Winquist, PhD
Regina, Saskatchewan

Dr. Brandy Winquist is an expert in community and population health, particularly as it relates to maternal and child health and health services. Based at the University of Saskatchewan (SK), she co-founded and led Saskatchewan’s “Little Lungs” radon testing campaign that has helped to build a better understanding of radon exposure risks for families with children (who we know are the most at risk from radon).

Dr. Cathryn Ryan is a groundwater and water quality scientist interested in free phase gases’ behaviour as a rapid gas transport mechanism in groundwater. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), her team works to understand the links between indoor air radon and dissolved radon gas in the ground (well) water that supplies drinking water to homes in rural areas.

Cathy Ryan, PhD
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Cathryn Ryan is a groundwater and water quality scientist interested in free phase gases’ behaviour as a rapid gas transport mechanism in groundwater. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), her team works to understand the links between indoor air radon and dissolved radon gas in the ground (well) water that supplies drinking water to homes in rural areas.

Dr. Cheryl Peters is an occupational hygienist and an epidemiologist focused on the impact of cancer-causing exposures in the workplace, community and environments. Based with Alberta Health Services, she is interested in minimizing exposures to known hazards such as radon to reduce cancer risks for workers and Canadians in general. Dr. Peters is also a founding member of Carcinogen Exposure (CAREX) Canada.

Cheryl Peters, PhD
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Cheryl Peters is an occupational hygienist and an epidemiologist focused on the impact of cancer-causing exposures in the workplace, community and environments. Based with Alberta Health Services, she is interested in minimizing exposures to known hazards such as radon to reduce cancer risks for workers and Canadians in general. Dr. Peters is also a founding member of Carcinogen Exposure (CAREX) Canada.

Dr. Darren Brenner is a population health scientist focused on the impact of lifestyle and genetics in the development of cancer and epidemiologic trends in cancer survival. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), his team processes data from across the nation to calculate region-, tissue- and cause-specific cancer risk statistics. He is particularly interested in developing new Canadian radon-attributable lung cancer risk estimates. Dr. Brenner is on the Board of Evict Radon. 

Darren Brenner, PhD
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Darren Brenner is a population health scientist focused on the impact of lifestyle and genetics in the development of cancer and epidemiologic trends in cancer survival. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), his team processes data from across the nation to calculate region-, tissue- and cause-specific cancer risk statistics. He is particularly interested in developing new Canadian radon-attributable lung cancer risk estimates. Dr. Brenner is on the Board of Evict Radon. 

Dr. David Torr is a physician and currently serves as the lead medical health officer for rural medicine in the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Based at the University of Saskatchewan (SK), he is interested in preventing and understanding chronic disease. He has led multiple programs to encourage radon testing and raise awareness in Saskatchewan.

David Torr, MD
Regina, Saskatchewan

Dr. David Torr is a physician and currently serves as the lead medical health officer for rural medicine in the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Based at the University of Saskatchewan (SK), he is interested in preventing and understanding chronic disease. He has led multiple programs to encourage radon testing and raise awareness in Saskatchewan.

Dr. Graham Dellaire is a biologist studying DNA damage repair related to cancer biomarker discovery, chemotherapy resistance and environmental causes of cancer. Based at Dalhousie University (NS), he is particularly interested in the dynamics between radon and arsenic exposure, both of which cause lung cancer. Graham also founded the Canadian Environmental Exposures of Cancer (CE2C) network.

Graham Dellaire, PhD
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Graham Dellaire is a biologist studying DNA damage repair related to cancer biomarker discovery, chemotherapy resistance and environmental causes of cancer. Based at Dalhousie University (NS), he is particularly interested in the dynamics between radon and arsenic exposure, both of which cause lung cancer. Graham also founded the Canadian Environmental Exposures of Cancer (CE2C) network.

Professor Joshua Taron is an architect focused on advancing and applying digital design and fabrication tools, emphasizing more sustainable, efficient and livable cities. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), his team is exploring how the human-built environment influences indoor air quality and modify the entry of radon gas into buildings, as well as the evolving building code trends that underlie Canada’s radon problem. Mr. Taron is on the board of Evict Radon. 

Josh Taron, M.Arch
Calgary, Alberta

Professor Joshua Taron is an architect focused on advancing and applying digital design and fabrication tools, emphasizing more sustainable, efficient and livable cities. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), his team is exploring how the human-built environment influences indoor air quality and modify the entry of radon gas into buildings, as well as the evolving building code trends that underlie Canada’s radon problem. Mr. Taron is on the board of Evict Radon. 

Dr. Jennifer Cobb is a biologist studying genome stability and DNA damage repair using yeast as a model organism. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), Jennifer is the leader of the Robson DNA Science Centre and helped to develop a new high throughput method of exposing yeast cells – one of humanity’s most powerful tools for understanding genetics – to alpha particles for experimental purposes. 

Jennifer Cobb, PhD
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Jennifer Cobb is a biologist studying genome stability and DNA damage repair using yeast as a model organism. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), Jennifer is the leader of the Robson DNA Science Centre and helped to develop a new high throughput method of exposing yeast cells – one of humanity’s most powerful tools for understanding genetics – to alpha particles for experimental purposes. 

Dr. Linda Carlson is an expert in psychosocial and integrative oncology, focusing on designing, testing and implementing interventions to treat identified needs of cancer patients. Based at the Departments of Psychology at the University of Calgary and with an adjunct appointment at the University of Alberta (AB), her team is examining how different types of people emotionally respond to, and interpret radon test outcomes differently.

Linda Carlson, PhD
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Linda Carlson is an expert in psychosocial and integrative oncology, focusing on designing, testing and implementing interventions to treat identified needs of cancer patients. Based at the Departments of Psychology at the University of Calgary and with an adjunct appointment at the University of Alberta (AB), her team is examining how different types of people emotionally respond to, and interpret radon test outcomes differently.

Dr. Michael Wieser is an atomic physicist developing reliable analytical technologies with real-world applications to understanding the relationship between our environment and living systems. Based at the University of Calgary (AB) Department of Physics and Astronomy, his team is focussed on novel biodosimetric methods of calculating lifetime radon exposure using mass spectrometry.

Michael Wieser, PhD
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Michael Wieser is an atomic physicist developing reliable analytical technologies with real-world applications to understanding the relationship between our environment and living systems. Based at the University of Calgary (AB) Department of Physics and Astronomy, his team is focussed on novel biodosimetric methods of calculating lifetime radon exposure using mass spectrometry.

Dr. Nathalie Saint-Jacques is an expert in environmental health using epidemiology, physical geography and geospatial statistics. Based at Dalhousie University (NS), her team discovers how the risk of cancer(s) relates to neighbourhood socioeconomic profiles, our many different built environments, and prevalent risk factors, including environmental carcinogens such as arsenic and radon.

Nathalie Saint-Jacques, PhD
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Nathalie Saint-Jacques is an expert in environmental health using epidemiology, physical geography and geospatial statistics. Based at Dalhousie University (NS), her team discovers how the risk of cancer(s) relates to neighbourhood socioeconomic profiles, our many different built environments, and prevalent risk factors, including environmental carcinogens such as arsenic and radon.

Dr. Nicholas Ploquin is a medical physicist who designs and implements radiation therapy for cancer patients. While not delivering life-saving therapy at Alberta Health Service’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre (AB), he and his team collaborate with biologists to model and understand alpha particle radiation (that is emitted by radon) and the effects it has on living systems.

Nicholas Ploquin, PhD
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Nicholas Ploquin is a medical physicist who designs and implements radiation therapy for cancer patients. While not delivering life-saving therapy at Alberta Health Service’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre (AB), he and his team collaborate with biologists to model and understand alpha particle radiation (that is emitted by radon) and the effects it has on living systems.

Dr. Sorana Morrissy is an expert in bioinformatics, otherwise known as the high content computing of complex, large biological datasets. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), she holds a Canada Research Chair in Precision Oncology. She uses these approaches to investigate cancer initiation, progression and evolution in response to treatment. Her team is helping find the genetic signature of radon-induced lung cancer.

Sorana Morrissy, PhD
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Sorana Morrissy is an expert in bioinformatics, otherwise known as the high content computing of complex, large biological datasets. Based at the University of Calgary (AB), she holds a Canada Research Chair in Precision Oncology. She uses these approaches to investigate cancer initiation, progression and evolution in response to treatment. Her team is helping find the genetic signature of radon-induced lung cancer.

Dr. Trevor Dummer is an environmental epidemiologist with training in geographic information science and determines how the environment influences health. Based at the University of British Columbia (BC) School of Population and Public Health, his current work involves cancer prevention through community knowledge translation, especially related to environmental exposures such as radon or arsenic.

Trevor Dummer, PhD
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Trevor Dummer is an environmental epidemiologist with training in geographic information science and determines how the environment influences health. Based at the University of British Columbia (BC) School of Population and Public Health, his current work involves cancer prevention through community knowledge translation, especially related to environmental exposures such as radon or arsenic.

Dr. Wan Lam is the Deputy Head of Integrative Oncology at the BC Cancer Agency and a pioneering expert in gene expression studies. Based on the University of British Columbia (BC), his team has developed whole-genome technologies, bioinformatics, imaging and computational biology tools for tracking genetic, epigenetic, and gene expression events critical to cancer development, progression and treatment responses in lung cancer.

Wan Lam, PhD
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Wan Lam is the Deputy Head of Integrative Oncology at the BC Cancer Agency and a pioneering expert in gene expression studies. Based on the University of British Columbia (BC), his team has developed whole-genome technologies, bioinformatics, imaging and computational biology tools for tracking genetic, epigenetic, and gene expression events critical to cancer development, progression and treatment responses in lung cancer.

Dr. Zachary Nagel is a cell biologist and genomic instability expert focused on measuring inter-individual differences in DNA repair capacity. Based at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health (USA), the goal of his work is to identify functional biomarkers that can be used for individualized predictions regarding disease (such as lung cancer) risk and sensitivity to exposure to radiation (such as emitted by radon).

Zachary Nagel, PhD
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Zachary Nagel is a cell biologist and genomic instability expert focused on measuring inter-individual differences in DNA repair capacity. Based at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health (USA), the goal of his work is to identify functional biomarkers that can be used for individualized predictions regarding disease (such as lung cancer) risk and sensitivity to exposure to radiation (such as emitted by radon).

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