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.
A national study dedicated to solving Canada's radon gas exposure problem
All Evict Radon research participants contribute to ground-breaking research to understand Canada’s radon problem
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 population-level impact of residential radon exposure on lung cancer in Western Canadian Prairie provinces
Under Peer Review, Publication 2022
Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada on increasing residential radon gas exposure
In Preparation, Publication 2022
Rising Canadian and falling Swedish residential radon gas exposure as a consequence of 20th-21st century build practice
Khan & Pearson et al.
September 2, 2021
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
Stanley et al.
March 29, 2017
Lung Cancer incidence attributable to residential radon exposure in Alberta in 2012
Grundy et al.
June 29, 2017
A reflection on research ethics and citizen science
Oberle et al.
August 23, 2019
Machine Learning as a Next-Generation Tool for Indoor Air Radon Exposure Prediction
Khan et al.
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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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 the 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 $53.99 (+ shipping), you’ll receive everything needed to ensure your radon test result is as accurate as possible.
Radtrak3 – long term radon test
Placement and Registration Instructions
A pre-paid return shipping envelope to the lab for analysis
Laboratory analysis fees
Report at the end of the analysis
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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