Testing for Radon
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure.
COVID-19 update: Our partner laboratory is operational and analysis times have returned to normal. Nonetheless, shipping companies are very busy right now and shipping delays are possible.
Rest assured, all shipping related issues are covered by the replacement policy: we’ll replace your test kit if anything goes wrong in transit.
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Resources and FAQs
Radon can be found all over the U.S. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground and into buildings and homes through cracks and other gaps in the slab or foundation. Radon can build up inside the home, reaching harmful levels. Any building or home can have a radon problem.
When you breathe in radon, radioactive particles from radon gas become trapped in your lungs. Over time, these radioactive particles increase the risk of lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking, accounting for approx. 21,000 deaths annually in the United States alone.
The Health Metric Radon Test Kits provides a quick, easy and reliable method to test for radon at home. With millions of detectors analyzed, this test kit is one of the most proven short-term radon measurement devices available. It is durable, simple to use, and incorporates diffusion barrier technology to increase test accuracy.
5 test kit errors to avoid
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Please read ALL of the instructions or watch the video instructions before beginning the test. This will eliminate nearly 95% of errors that may occur.
TEST FOR 48 HOURS
Run the test for the recommended 48 hours. Tests exposed less than 48 hours or more than 96 hours are invalid and cannot be analyzed.
RECORD THE SERIAL NUMBER
Record the Test Kit Serial Number for your own records. It is required when contacting the lab for any reason.
CHECK IF EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED
Place the completed information sheet, radon sampler, and payment (if applicable) inside the mailer and seal it tightly.
USE EXPEDITED SHIPPING (or the shipping label if included)
Nearly all delays and errors occur when shipping with USPS. Use expedited shipping instead: Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx.
NOTE: If you purchased the Health Metric Radon Test Kit that includes free return shipping, simply follow the step-by-step instructions on the included label to send your test to the lab. Don’t forget to record your tracking number.
Helpful resources and downloads
Health Metric Radon Testing Guide (shipping excluded)
Health Metric Radon Testing Guide (shipping included)
For more information, visit the EPA website or check the following resources:
- EPA’s Citizen’s Guide to Radon
- EPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon
- EPA’s Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction
- EPA’s local radon zones and state contact information
Frequently Asked Questions
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