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.

Where to place your device

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. 

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