A new report by Take Action on Radon (TAOR) reveals that the overwhelming majority of communities that have taken part in their 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge program are finding that dangerous levels of radon are much more common that Health Canada’s national estimate or 7% of Canadian homes have elevated radon levels – would suggest.
The 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge program takes a Citizen Science approach to gathering data on radon levels. A turn-key program, it was designed to engage and support communities in distributing radon test kits to their residents while gathering data and spreading radon awareness. Participating communities receive a toolkit of resources, and the support of the Take Action on Radon team through each step of the program.
You can find a copy of the Take Action on Radon Preliminary Data Report – November 2021
The 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge targets municipalities across Canada where radon testing has thus far been limited, but where there is a potential for homes to have elevated radon levels. The program will provide 100 test kits to each participating municipality, to be distributed to citizens for free or for a nominal fee. Each community needs to have a Community Liaisons to take on this project in their community and provide local support.
Do you want your community to participate in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge? Apply for the fall of 2022 here. If you are interested in participating, we still have room for a few more communities but our list is filling up so don’t delay!