Participate in a university research project to help map the occurrence and levels of the number one cause of lung cancer after smoking in Alberta – radon.
Researchers are working to understand the impacts of exposure to this ionizing radiation and how it can damage DNA which may result in cancer. The more we learn about the occurrence of radon in Alberta the more lives that can be saved.
Participating in this research project will help map the occurrence of radon in homes in Alberta. At the same you can find out the radon levels in your own home.
Lung cancer is deadly and is the leading cause of cancer death in Canada. Health Canada data shows that approximately 16% of all lung cancer deaths are attributed to radon.
You can't see, taste or smell radon and the only way you know if you have elevated concentrations in your home is to test for it. Testing is easy and inexpensive. The good news is that if you find high levels in your home it can be fixed.
Alberta has a high geological potential for this radioactive soil gas and this project will help us more accurately assess the risks to Albertans.
For this study we are looking for participants to start testing residential single family homes located in Southern Alberta between November 2017 and the beginning of February 2018.
The cost to participate in the study is $60.00 ($50.00 + $10.00 for shipping to the lab).
Your results will be shared anonymously with the researchers by the first three digits of your postal code only. You will receive an analysis report of your own radon levels and any recommended actions to reduce your own risk.
To sign up now please complete the following form.
Citizen Scientist Survey Sheet