Better protect Canadians from the harmful effects of radon gas exposure
Understand why certain properties have higher or lower radon compared to others
Work towards solutions that mean lower radon for everyone
Determine what behaviours modify our radon exposure
Determine the best pathway forward for best radon testing in Western Canada
Our research has determined a number of interesting facts. For example, we have found that newer Western Canadian homes have higher radon. We are currently working to understand why. We speculate this is due to much larger square footage of newer properties, and tighter air seal.
18% (or one in six) of homes in Western Canada tested exceeded the 200Bq/m3 Health Canada maximum acceptable radon limit guideline.
Exceptionally high radon readings were observed across the region, all neighbourhoods are at risk. No areas contained homes all below Health Canada guidelines.
Newer homes built in the past 25 years had 31.5% higher average radon levels compared to older homes built prior to 1992.
In Southern Alberta, radon mitigation is highly effective, so there is a straight forward solution to the problem for those homeowners at risk.
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.
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 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 $51.99, you’ll receive everything needed to ensure your radon test result is as accurate as possible. This includes:
Shipping to home address
Radtrak2 – long term radon test
Placement and registration Instructions
Fees for radon analysis and reporting
Report at the end of analysis
IMPORTANT: In order to meet new Canada Post rules, return shipping labels are not included. Return shipping as “small packet” with Canada Post will cost approximately $10 without tracking.
A list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be found at https://evictradon.org/faq/ and you can always email us at [email protected]
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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