Test. Reduce. Win!
Step 1: TEST your home for radon.
Test your home for radon using a long-term radon test.
Find a radon test here.
Step 2: REDUCE your radon.
If your home tests above Health Canada’s guideline of 200 Bq/m3, reduce your radon level by consulting a certified radon professional.
Find a certified mitigation professional here.
Step 3: WIN up to $500 back
Apply to win up to $500 off the cost of your radon mitigation system.
Take Action on Radon (TAOR) and the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (CARST) have partnered to offer 16 prizes of up to $500 each, for a total of $8 000 in prizes. Participants must have mitigated their home using a Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) certified radon professional, and the mitigation must have been completed between January 1 2022 and June 30 2023. The deadline to submit contest entries is July 15 2023 at 11:59 pm CDT.
Alexandra Pulvermacher, Regina, SK: “If you want to protect your family and stay healthy, testing for radon is something you should do right away. I feel so much better now that it’s done and my home is safe,” says Alexandra.
Rob Milne, Regina, SK: “I think everyone should test their house for radon,” says Rob. “Regina has a lot of homes that have high levels, and now that everyone is getting to know about the health risks of radon, it makes sense to do. Especially, if you want to go and sell your house. It will be hard to do if you haven’t had it looked after,” added Rob.
Stacey Mead, Regina, SK: “What motivated me to test my home was realizing it was an easy way to protect my family’s health. It wasn’t enough to be aware of the danger — I had to act on it,” Stacey says. “The immediate cost of a radon mitigation system doesn’t even compare to the long-term cost.”
Melissa McClement, Regina, SK: Melissa was surprised that more people aren’t aware of radon. “A friend of mine from work tested and had high levels and so she told me to test as well. It is something that is so prevalent in this area and yet, very few people know about. It is dangerous for your lungs, but also something that is easily preventable. We tested and the mitigation company came out right away to fix.”
Maria Joudrey, Upper Tantalon, NS: She tested her home for #radon, reduced her levels and is one of our sweepstakes winners “Take the first step. It’s simple and really an inexpensive fix given the risk”
Melissa Metallic, Listuguj, QC “Radon really is a silent killer.” We lived in the house for 20 years before testing, and never knew we were living in the basement with elevated levels. “Now that we know, we try to tell as many people as possible, and we show them our system. There’s a lot of uranium in our area.”
Alex P, Calgary, AB: Calgary resident Alex wanted to tick a critical task off his to-do list: testing his home for radon, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. “It was now or never,” he says.
Alex was alarmed to discover the radon levels in his home were above Health Canada’s recommended levels, and immediately installed a radon mitigation system. “We should have done it sooner. It was so easy to do,” he says. “Now we have peace of mind knowing that our home is safe.”
Jeff Szumlanski, Kingston, ON: “If you wear a seatbelt every time you drive your car, and you get a flu shot. Those are health and safety measures that you take to protect your family. Doing a radon test and mitigation in your home is just like putting on your seatbelt and getting a flu shot.”
“There is no vapour barrier under my slab like they require now, when I found out that it was going to reduce the moisture coming across my slab which would mean less moisture on your windows in the winter, decrease the musty smell, I would have been conviced to install a radon mitigation system, on top of that, it reduces a cancer causing gas? Installing a radon mitigation system was a was an easy sell for me. “