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. 

Publications from our team and other Canadian radon scientists:

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.

 

"The efficacy of public health information for encouraging radon gas awareness and testing varies by audience age, sex and profession"

Cholowsky & Irvine et al.
June 7, 2021

"Younger North Americans are exposed to more radon due to occupancy biases within the residential built environment"

Simms & Pearson et al.
March 24, 2021

"Radon exposure is rising steadily within the modern North American residential environment and is increasingly uniform across seasons"

Stanley et al.
December 3, 2019

"Projected estimates of cancer in Canada in 2020"

Brenner & Weir et al.
March 2, 2020

"Comprehensive survey of household radon gas levels and risk factors in southern Alberta" 

Goodarzi et al.
March 29, 2017

"Lung Cancer incidence attributable to residential radon exposure in Alberta in 2012"

Friedenreich & Brenner et al.
June 29, 2017

"A reflection on research ethics and citizen science"

Oberle, Page, Stanley & Goodarzi.
August 23, 2019

"Machine Learning as a Next-Generation Tool for Indoor Air Radon Exposure Prediction"

Khan, Taron & Goodarzi et al.
2020

"An assessment of uncertainty using two different modelling techniques to estimate the cost-effectiveness of mitigating radon in existing housing in Canada"

Gaskin et al.
March 20, 2020

"A cost-effectiveness analysis of interventions to reduce residential radon exposure in Canada" 

Gaskin et al.
June 27, 2019

"Residents' perceptions of radon health risks: a qualitative study" 

Khan et al.
August 14, 2019

"Radon, an invisible killer in Canadian homes: perceptions of Ottawa-Gatineau residents"

Khan et al.
November 19, 2019
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