DETECTS THE INVISIBLE AND ODORLESS GAS
EXTRA LAB FEE REQUIRED.
Meets All EPA and State Requirements
All you have to pay is the $15 lab fee when you return your
detectors with the pre-paid postage envelope included in your kit.
And you will receive your results within one week from when we
receive your detectors.
What is Radon?
Radon is an invisible and odorless radioactive gas which occurs
naturally from decaying uranium underneath the earth's suface.
Though you cannot see,smell, or taste radon, it is there and may be
a problem in your home or office. Radon gas rises through the soil
and seeps through cracks, holes, and drain pipes in the foundation
or basements of buildings. Radon gas can be found all over the
United States, and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States has high
levels of radon gas.
What can Radon do to you?
Radon gas contains radioactive particles which get trapped in your
lungs every time you take a breath. As these particles break down,
they release bursts of radiation that damage or destroy lung tissue
and cause lung cancer, and long-term exposure may even cause death.
Do you have any of the following in your home?
Cinder-block, brick or rock wall
Exposed soil in the basement or foundation
Cracks in the basement wall or foundation
An open sump pump hole or floor drain
Spaces between walls and floors
Exposed pipes or loose pipe fittings
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then you could be
breathing in this deadly radioactive gas.
Am I At Risk?
It is estimated that radon kills between 5,000 and 30,000 people
each year. Nearly 1 in 15 homes are estimated to have elevated
levels of radon. Radon gas is the #1 cause of lung cancer in
non-smokers. Radon can show up in any home or office. You may have
radon in your home or office even if your neighbor does not. The
risk of developing lung cancer from Radon exposure can increase
the level of radon in your home or office;
the amount of time you have spent exposed to radon;
whether you are a smoker or have ever been exposed to tobacco
Cigarette smokers who have radon concentrations of 10pCi/L or higher
increase their chance of developing lung cancer by as much as 18
times or 1800%.
How Does Radon Get Into My Home Or Office?
The greatest concentration of radon is usually found in the lowest
level of homes or offices. This is because radon is found in the
soil and rocks beneath the foundation. If you have dirt floors in
the basement, cracks in the foundation, or openings from a sump pump
hole or drain, radon is likely to build up quicker and in higher
concentrations. Radon can also enter your home or office through
your water supply (i.e. shower, dishwasher, washing machine, etc.).
If your home or office uses well water, we suggest testing with our
professional Radon in Water Test Kit.
Protection...Testing Is Your First Line Of Defense!
To find out if radon gas is a problem in your home or office, you
must conduct a radon test! The PRO-LAB Radon Gas Test Kit is the
most accurate and reliable radon test kit available for checking the
level of radon gas in your home or office. The PRO-LAB Radon Gas
Test Kit provides two (2) desiccated, short-term detectors which
allow you to conduct side-by-side testing in order to get the most
accurate and reliable results.
Radon Is Measured In Picocuries Per Liter (pCi/L)
An acceptable level of radon is 4(pCi/L) or less. If the average of
your two test results are higher than 4(pCi/L) you should take some
action to reduce the radon level in your home or office.
PRO-LAB recommends that you conduct a radon test every year. Annual
testing is the best way to determine whether or not your home or
office has the potential for a radon problem. If Test Results Are
There are ways to reduce the level of radon yourself or by a trained
professional. Costs should run between $500-$2,500 depending on the
seriousness of your problem. Start by doing the following and then
contact your State Radon Office or EPA Office for additional
information on reducing Radon in your home or office:
Seal or caulk areas of entry such as cracks, holes and openings;
Keep vents to crawl spaces open;
Minimize time spent in low areas such as your basement;
Increase the circulation of outside air into your home or office;
Discourage cigarette smoking in your home or office.
Radon LevelSmokers likely to get lung cancer out of 1,000
exposed to radon over a lifetimeNon-smokers likely to get lung
cancer out of 1,000 exposed to radon over a lifetime
1.3 pCl/L9less than 1
0.4 pCl/L3less than 1
Professional Radon Gas Test Kit by PRO-LAB
The Pro–Lab Professional Radon Gas Test Kit utilizes the most
advanced liquid scintillation, short–term detectors, which contain
silica gel desiccants (patented) necessary to remove all moisture in
order to make your test results accurate and reliable. Testing is
easy! Simply place the two radon detectors in the lowest level of
your home or office for a period of 96 hours to allow time for the
detectors to absorb enough radon to be analyzed according to EPA
standards. Seal the detectors with the enclosed caps, completely
fill out the data card, and return the detectors to Pro–Lab in the
pre–paid postage envelope along with any required lab fee.
Your professional laboratory test results will be mailed to you
within one week of receipt, indicating the exact radon level in your
Once you have tested your home or office, you can then make any
changes necessary to protect you and your family from further
exposure to radon.