Radon Screening Kits are now available through Parkland Regional Library.
In partnership with the Alberta Lung Association (with support from Health Canada), Parkland Regional Library is proud to launch Radon Screening Kits as an addition to other materials patrons can borrow.
What is Radon?
Radon is an invisible, odourless gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the ground and can build up in homes undetected. Exposure to radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
What is in the Radon Screening Kit?
The kit includes a Corentium Home electronic monitoring device and an instruction booklet. More information on the Radon Screening Program can be found on the Alberta Lung Association website.
Where do I put the screener?
The Corentium screening device should be placed in rooms at the lowest level of your home where you and your family spend a lot of time for at least 7 days. Putting the device near a window, door or air vent, or in direct sunlight , may impact the reading.
Borrowing a Kit
These kits have a 3 week loan period. Please note that the kits will not be available from May 1st to September 30th as they are not effective at screening during the warmer months.
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!
For more information, contact:
Jen Kendall, MLIS
Phone: 403.782.3850 ext 228