Take Action on Radon
(takeactiononradon.ca) provides more information on where to buy radon test kits. We are continuing to take list of communities that would like to participate next year. We are currently running the program in communities where we have commitment by the municipality or health region. If you are interested, you can find more information on how to join here
What type of information are you collecting from participants of the 100 Radon Test Kits Challenge and how are you using it?
When homeowners are provided with the radon test kits, we collect their contact information (name, email, and phone number), this information will be used to follow up with the participants to remind them to open and place the test, enter the information online and complete the online housing survey. We will also use it to contact them at the end of the test period to remind them that the collection dates and coming up and where they can drop off the detector.
Limited number of detectors are being provided free and so we want to make sure that each detector is being used. We will reach out to contact participants if they haven’t recorded their start time to ensure that they are planning on using the radon test. Also, start and end dates are important information for the lab to provide a participant with results. Having contact information connected with a serial number, will allow us to contact participants for information to assist the lab in providing test results.
Who collects the information?
This information will be collected by the individuals and volunteers who are handing out test kits, it will be given to CARST (the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists) who is the Lead for the Take Action on Radon project.
Where is the information kept/stored?
This information will be stored in paper form in our CARST offices and on computer until we have completed the project for the purposes of ensuring we have all the contact information registered and results provided to participants. The information will be kept until all results have been distributed.
The personal information will be maintained by CARST for the purposes of ensuring the participants has the test results.
When will the records be destroyed?
The records will be kept and stored securely for at least 1 year after the completion of the project to ensure it is available if required to respond to any participant inquiries. After that, it will be destroyed as per our usual schedule of shredding of 2 years after the date of the project.