How To Get Involved

The first phase of the study has ended. If you are interested in taking part in the next phase of testing, please send an email to the project coordinator at If you would like to purchase a test kit now to test your home, please see the Radon Aware program offered by the BC Lung Association or visit a local hardware store to purchase a kit. 

After You Receive The Test Kit

Eligible participants will receive a test kit and deploy it for 90 days. After that you will be recontacted from the study coordinator with instructions on how to send the kit for testing, updates on your study results, and explanations about what they mean. You will also be asked to fill out an online survey.  

How To Deploy A Detector:  

The measurement should be made in a normal occupancy area of the lowest lived-in level of the
home. The normal occupancy area is defined as any area occupied for more than 4 hours per day.
The detector should be put in a room that is regularly used such as a livingroom, den, or bedroom, but not in a kitchen or bathroom.


At a height of 0.8 m to 2 m (3 to 6.5 feet).
At least 50 cm (20 inches) from ceiling and 20 cm (8 inches) from other objects so as to
allow normal airflow around the detector.

Approximately 40 cm (16 inches) from an interior wall.
Approximately 50 cm (20 inches) from an exterior wall.

Please do not place on a window sill

For additional information please refer to the video and attachment below:

* Alpha Track Detector.pdf
Alpha Track Detector