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Did you know that 1 in 5 homes in Tennessee tests high for radon?
April Tennessee Test Results Percentage of tests over 4 pCi/L: 16%
Highest test result: 39.8 pCi/L
For your lungs, a radon level of 40 in your home is equivalent to smoking 4 packs of cigarettes per day.
Protect your family by testing for radon in your home.
EPA advises that if the radon level detected in a home is between 2 and 4 pCI/L, steps should be taken to reduce it to below 2 pCi/L. EPA has established 4 pCi/L as an action level at which one should initiate measures to mitigate the amount of radon in the home. However, there is no safe level of radon.
Click here to request a free test kit. Limit one per household.
Carefully read the instruction sheet that comes with your radon test kit before starting your radon test. Our lab has identified common user errors related to duration of testing, such as: leaving the test out too long, improperly recording the test start and end times, and not returning the test to the lab in a timely manner.
Follow these tips for optimum test accuracy:
- Set an alarm or reminder on your calendar to take down the test at the end of 3-5 days;
- Run the test for a maximum of 5 days;
- Record the test time carefully; and
- Mail the kit to the lab for analysis as soon as the test is completed. Postage is prepaid!
Due to the high volume of requests for radon test kits during National Radon Action Month, processing time for free radon test kits is approximately 4-6 weeks.