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Radon in Your Home

RADON 101 at the DCA

Thursday April 28, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Many people have heard about radon but don’t know how it affects them.

Come join Dr. Dustin Pearson for RADON 101: ALPHA PARTICLE radiation exposure in the 21st century. From fundamental biology to population health.

Dr Pearson will be talking about what radon is, how it affects us and how it leads to cancer. Then he will be showing some of U of C’s  recent studies to help underscore the problem of radon within our residences, and how we as a society have to invest in fixing this problem together. For more information, please visit

Dr. Dustin Pearson is one of the senior scientists in the Goodarzi laboratory and is the research operations manager for the Evict Radon project. His work focuses on the biology of alpha particle exposure (the type of radiation that comes from radon), as well as the study of the real-time indoor air dynamics of radon within the residential built environment. Dustin’s work is currently supported by the Canadian Cancer Society. In the Evict Radon project, Dr. Pearson serves as the primary manager for all radon databases, masterminding the security, annotation and analysis of our complex datasets relating to radon exposures, participant demographics, building metrics and more.