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.


Rising Canadian and falling Swedish residential radon gas exposure as a consequence of 20th-21st century build practice

Coming Soon
Under Peer Review, Publication Fall 2021

The population-level impact of residential radon exposure on lung cancer in Western Canadian Prairie provinces

Coming Soon
Under Peer Review, Publication Fall 2021

Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada on increasing residential radon gas exposure

Coming Soon
In Preparation, Publication Winter 2022

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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