The Lung Association is proud to launch a new project called the Radon Screening Program to increase awareness and encourage the public to test their home!
They have currently partnered with two different libraries across the province. You should expect to see the program coming to EPL (Edmonton Public Libraries) and RDPL (Red Deer Public Libraries) very soon.
What’s included in the kit?
The Radon Screening Program includes a Corentium Home electronic monitoring device with a combined coiled information and instruction booklet. You are able to loan out this device for a period of three weeks. There is a possibility to extend the loan out period depending on availability (whether or not there is a wait list). The program will be shutting down in the summer months as radon levels tend to be higher during the heating season. We want to ensure you get the most accurate result for the time period you have the electronic device. It is important to understand radon levels fluctuate continuously so a long-term test, minimum of 91 days is recommended.
You can find an electronic version of the booklet which is included in every kit below (logos may vary):
We also ask once you have borrowed the Radon Screening Program to complete the anonymous online survey. We want to continue to further educate the public about radon levels in Alberta and to continue to improve on this program! Thanks for your help in creating a world free of lung disease!
Following the launch of the Radon Screening Program, we are planning to do outreach events at the different branches so stayed tuned to find out when we will be at your local branch! Schedule to follow.
If your library is interested in a similar program call Patricia at 780-488-6819 ext. 2243 to inquire.