General Radon Information

What is radon?

How dangerous is radon?

What amount of radon is safe?

Unfortunately, no level of radon is considered safe. The EPA recommends that any level above 4.0 pCi/L be reduced. However, other environmental organizations have set their action level lower; the World Health Organization recommends that any level above 2.7 pCi/L be reduced.  The EPA provides useful information by county. We also recommend speaking with officials in your state for the latest information and guidance.

Which type of radon test should I choose?

LabTech Radon OK test kit provides an accurate short term test, especially useful for preliminary and exploratory testing. If your Radon OK test produced radon levels above 2.0 pCi/L, a long term test may be warranted. At this time LabTech does not offer a long term Radon test kit.

What is Radon in Water?

Radon gas is created by the decay of uranium and sometimes gets trapped in underground water reserves and aquifers at high pressure. When this radon-contaminated water leaves your tap the radon gas is released into your home. Because of this, well water sources are the most likely to have radon problems.

Do I need to test for Radon in Water?

In most cases, it is not necessary to test for radon in water. Generally, you should only test your water if you receive a high radon level result from your first Radon OK test. If you receive your water from a municipal supply the chances are very low that you have radon in your water. 

What is the shelf life of my Radon OK Detection Kit?

Radon OK Detection Kit has an indefinite shelf life, as long as the kit remains sealed in its original plastic bag with no damage to the paper side of the kit and it has been stored under normal room temperature conditions.

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