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 information necessary to: (i) learn how to engineer out 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 very possible and, if successful, will transform the ability to prevent lung cancers caused by radon.
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.
It’s time to ‘evict’ radon from our homes for good. Research will get us there. Test today.