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Thank you for your interest in testing with the Evict Radon National Study

The Evict Radon National Study is a national research study involving researchers and scientific partners from across Canada who are 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 our at-cost, research-grade radon test kits and enrolling in our national, public university-based research study, you are helping researchers from across Canada to understand radon exposure and develop new ways to protect ourselves and loved ones.

Common practice stated 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. 

How Testing Works

Testing Your Home for Radon is Easy, Accessible, and Reliable.

How is radon tested?

Radiation from radon is measured in a unit called the Becquerel (Bq) which represents one alpha particle being emitted per second. When measuring radon, the Bq is monitored per cubic meter of the air in your home (Bq/m3). A 16% increase in your relative risk of lung cancer is measurable per 100 Bq/m3 of chronic radon inhalation. In Canada, 200 Bq/m3 is considered the maximum allowable limit set by Health Canada, with advice being to strive for as low as reasonably achievable. We have observed some homes in Canada with radon as high as 110,000 Bq/m3, which is the equivalent of more than half a million dental X-ray equivalents of radiation each year according to the International Commission on Radiological Protection. 

How do I test my home for radon gas?

Testing your home for radon is accessible and easy. One of the most effective and reliable tests is called an “alpha track” device, which, over 90+ days, will measure the radon level of your home. It requires no electricity and is about half the size of a hockey puck.

Order your radon test kit

For instructions on how to complete the tests, please click below.

Our testing process

Testing your home for radon gas with the Evict Radon National Study

How it’s made: alpha track radon tests

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