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.
Deciding where to place your device can sometimes be a difficult decision. The best thing is to not overthink it. You simply want to test the air you and your loved ones are regularly breathing within the home.
As a general rule, place the device in the lowest level of your home that you or someone else spends about 4 or more hours a day. This could be your basement, or perhaps the main floor. Do not place the radon test in kitchens, bathrooms, near open windows or other areas with fans or strong airflow. Bedside tables are a great place because we spend so much time breathing the air in our bedroom. Areas of the home that no-one spends time in (crawl spaces, furnace room, etc.) are also not ideal.
Do not place them on the floor, or near the ceiling.
In Canada, we have documented a 13% decrease in radon when you move up from the basement to the main floor, but then no further decrease beyond that. This makes sense as the level of your property in direct contact with the ground will have the highest amount of radon. But if you never use your basement, don’t test there.
Have a unique situation? Need some additional advice? We’re here to help. Email us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.
Thank you for your interest in Evict Radon. Evict Radon test kits will be available in October 2019. Please enter your email and we will notify you when kits are available for purchase.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS RESEARCH:
Extensive research indicates that radon testing is most accurate during the winter months. Because of this, we only accept research participants and sell Evict Radon test kits from October – February 29th. If you wish to join our 2019/2020 Evict Radon research study, please enter your email below to be added to our waitlist. We will contact you when kits become available for purchase in October 2019.
Thank you for your interest in Evict Radon research awareness and testing study. Before consenting to participate, we ask you please read and be aware of the study terms and conditions. It is very important that you understand this information, and that this is a citizen science-based study that requires you to purchase a specific radon testing kit (at cost) via our project. We thank you in advance for your time.
Included in an Evict Radon test kit
For $51.99, you’ll receive everything needed to ensure your radon test result is as accurate as possible. This includes:
Shipping to home address
Radtrak2 – long term radon test
Placement and registration Instructions
Fees for radon analysis and reporting
Report at the end of analysis
IMPORTANT: In order to meet new Canada Post rules, return shipping labels are not included. Return shipping as “small packet” with Canada Post will cost approximately $10 without tracking.
If at any point you wish to withdraw from our study, or have any concerns about the nature of this research study, please contact [email protected] If you have any questions concerning your rights as a possible participant in this research, please contact the Chair of the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board, Research Services, University of Calgary. The University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board has approved this research study. Study Ethics ID = REB19-1522
BY ENTERING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, YOU CONSENT TO JOIN THIS STUDY AND WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE SECURE WEBSTORE WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR KIT.
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