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. 

1 in 5 lung cancers are diagnosed in never-smokers

Sadly, 69% of these cases are diagnosed in the late stages of cancer, where survival is extremely low. If detection could be improved, so too could survival

 

Improving early detection:

To have effective early radon induced cancer screening programs, two things are needed:

  1. Current Radon Exposure
  2. Lifetime Radon Exposure

Testing your property for radon will determine your CURRENT RADON EXPOSURE. Knowing your current radon exposure is important as it:

  • Enables you to remove radon risk from your life
  • Tell your health care providers, so they are aware of this as a cancer risk factor.

Unfortunately there is no way to measure LIFETIME RADON EXPOSURE, thus lifesaving early cancer screening programs are not possible for never- or light-smokers. This is unacceptable and is where our team of national scholars have come together to solve this issue.

To solve this issue, we are developing new technology to determine lifetime radon exposure. Funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, we are looking for traces of radon exposure in our bodies so that individuals who had high radon exposure can:

  • Take informed, preventative action to prevent lung cancer.
  • Have access to lung cancer screening programs that for the first time, will include radon-exposed never-smokers and light-smokers.
  • Have earlier disease diagnosis at earlier cancer stages, ultimately saving lives.
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