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RADON TESTING APRIL - AUGUST?: 6 MONTH RADON TEST ENCOURAGED  

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 do I test my home?

Testing your home for radon is cheap, easy and effective. To figure out the amount of radon in your home, all you have to do is purchase a radon testing device through us. One of the most effective and simplest of tests is called an “alpha track” device, which, over 90+ days, will register the Bq/m3 of the indoor air of your home. It requires no electricity and is about the same size as a small hockey puck.

Place the device in the lowest level of your home that you or someone else spends about 4+ 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. Areas of the home that no one spends time in (crawl spaces, furnace rooms, etc.) are also not ideal. A three-month radon test should only occur between the beginning of September to the end of May, as testing in summer can lead to inaccurate readings. However, an extended test (6 months or more) can be deployed at any time. After your test is complete, simply ship your device to a lab and within 3-6 weeks you should receive your confidential reading.

Included in an Evict Radon test kit

For $53.99, you’ll receive everything needed to ensure your radon test result is as accurate as possible.

This includes:

  • Radtrak3 – long term radon test
  • Outgoing AND return shipping across Canada
  • A pre-paid Tyvek return envelope
  • Placement and registration Instructions
  • Fees for radon analysis and reporting
  • Report at the end of the analysis 

Registering your device online 

It is extremely important that you register your device online when you are ready to start your test.

You will need:
Commission Number: on the plastic the device is wrapped in
Password: on the plastic the device is wrapped in
Device Number: on the bottom of the detector

Start:
  1. Click the ‘Register my test’ button under the ‘Radon Testing’ tab at the top of our website.
  2. Enter the commission number and password and click continue. Note: keep this information, you’ll need it again at the end of your test.  
  3. Update all of your personal information paying extra attention to entering the correct email, this is the email used to receive your results. 
  4. Enter the detector # and start date, floor and location. No need to enter the end date now, you’ll do that when you log back in at the end.
  5. Complete the home metric survey to the best of your ability. You may leave answers blank if you don’t know. 
  6. Click ‘save all’ in the top right-hand corner 

You can log in at any time using your commission number and password to update the information. 

Ending your test:
  1. Log back in using your commission number and password. 
  2. Enter your end date. 
  3. Ensure all of your information remains the same, especially your email.
  4. Click ‘save all’.
  5. Put your device in the included pre-paid return shipping envelope

Complete! Take your device to a Canada Post mailbox within 7 days of ending it. 

Question? Send us an email at [email protected] 

Canada Post return shipping instructions 

The device is durable and can be placed as is, in the pre-paid Tyvek return envelope. Please take the envelope to your local Canada Post mailbox. Make sure the envelope is securely taped closed and return the device within 7 days of ending the test or the results may come back invalid. Please keep a record of the device number (number on the bottom of the device) as well as your start and end dates until you receive your results. The results will be emailed directly to you once the analysis is complete. This may take between 6 – 8 weeks.

Deploying an Evict Radon test kit

Step 1

Order

Order an Evict Radon test through the Evict Radon website. Every radon test bought assists in cancer research.

Step 2

Register

Once you receive your device make sure you register it on our website: https://evictradon.org/ with the supplied commission number and password which you’ll find on the device packaging. 

Step 3

Place

Test the air you are breathing on the lowest level of your home. 

Step 4

Wait

Leave the radon test device in place for 90+ days allowing the device to measure radon levels over time for an accurate reading.

Step 5

Send

Log back into the registration website via the link on Radonova and enter the end date. Collect your radon test device and place it in the included pre-paid return envelope. Place the sealed returned envelope in your local Canada Post mailbox. 

Step 6

Review

You will receive your results within 3-4 weeks (check your junk folder just in case). If you haven’t received them, please feel free to reach out at: [email protected] 

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