The Radon Detector Library lending program is provided through support from Health Canada, the BC Lung Foundation, Simon Fraser University, and Airthings.
What is the Radon Detector Library lending program?
A program to allow people concerned about radon in their homes to borrow a radon testing kit from their local library, free of charge.
What kind of radon monitor is being loaned by libraries?
Participating libraries are lending "Corentium Home" radon detectors made by Airthings. They are about the size of a cellphone, and have a digital display which produces readings.
How long can I borrow a test kit?
Each unit will be loaned for 4 weeks.
Who can access the Radon Detector Library lending program?
The current phase of this program involves libraries in the North Shore/Sunshine Coast/Sea-to-Sky Region, the Kootenay Region, the Okanagan Region, the Thompson-Nicola Region, and Coquitlam.
Which libraries are participating?
Discount Code Program
The digital radon monitors available for loan from participating libraries serve as screening tools to provide patrons a snapshot of radon levels in their homes. It is recommended that patrons follow-up with a 90-day long-term radon testing for a more comprehensive assessment. To promote this practice, Health Canada is piloting a discount code program to encourage patrons to purchase long-term radon test kits at a reduced price.
The discount code program is available from September 15, 2023 to March 31, 2024 in participating libraries in select BC regions.
This program is supported by Health Canada.