The Radon Detection Library lending program is provided free through support from Health Canada, the BC Lung Association, Simon Fraser University, and Airthings.
What is the Radon Detection Library lending program?
A free 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 test kit is being loaned?
The Library is lending Corentium Home model radon detectors made by Airthings. They are about the size of a cellphone, and have a digital display which produces readings in about an hour, although the device needs at least 7 days for highest accuracy.
How long can I borrow a test kit?
Each unit will be loaned for 4 weeks.
Who can access the Radon Detection 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, and the Thompson-Nicola Region. Active library membership is required.
Which libraries are participating?
This program is supported by Health Canada.