The periodic table symbol of the element Radon

What is Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs when radium in soil and rock breaks down. It is an invisible, odourless and tasteless gas that can accumulate to unnaturally high and dangerous levels in our homes.

Why should I care?

Every day, another Albertan is diagnosed with radon-induced lung cancer despite never having used tobacco. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, but it is entirely preventable. Knowing your home’s radon level is the first step in determining if you are at risk.

House containing a radon test unit in the basement

What should I do?

Test your home. The process is simple. Purchase a radon testing device and place in the lowest level of your home for 90+ days, starting between the months of October and January.

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Help Canadian Researchers Defeat Radon

Evict Radon was founded by scientists in the fight against radon.

By testing your home and participating in our study, you will be helping researchers across Canada understand radon exposure and develop new ways to protect ourselves and loved ones. 

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