Radon

Find a Radon Test Kit or Measurement and Mitigation Professional

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Where Can I Get a Radon Test Kit?

If you are interested in finding a qualified radon measurement professional to test your home, you wish to purchase a radon test kit, or have questions about a radon measurement device:

  • The National Radon Program Services at Kansas State University offers discounted test kits available to purchase online. You may complete the test kit order form electronically and print it out to mail or fax in. You may download a radon test kit coupon and mail it in.
  • Some home improvement stores/centers sell radon test kits. Follow the directions on the packaging for the proper placement of the device and where to send the device after the test to get your reading.
  • Contact your state radon contact to determine what are, or whether there are, requirements associated with providing radon measurement and or radon mitigations/reductions in your state. Some states maintain lists of contractors available in their state or they have proficiency programs or requirements of their own. Some states offer free or discounted test kits to the public.

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Who Can Test or Fix My Home?

If you are interested in finding a qualified radon service professional to mitigate (fix) your home:

Contact your state radon contact to determine what are, or whether there are, requirements associated with providing radon services in your state. Some states maintain lists of contractors available in their state or they have proficiency programs or requirements of their own.

Contact one or both of the two privately-run national radon certification programs (listed below alphabetically) that are offering the following in radon testing and mitigation:

  • Proficiency listing
  • Accreditation
  • Certification

(Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government.)

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What does "EPA-Listed" or "EPA Approved" or "Meets EPA Requirements" Mean?

EPA-issued Radon Measurement (RMP) and Mitigation (RCP) Program photo-identification cards, and any item with EPA's logo or name, listing letters and identification numbers has not been valid since EPA closed its proficiency program in October 1998. Consequently, persons and companies should not represent themselves, their products or their services as:

  • "EPA Listed"
  • "EPA Approved"
  • "Meets EPA Requirements"
  • Imply an EPA sanction

Consumers are encouraged to contact their state radon office for additional information or if you have a complaint or question.

EPA Acknowledgement of Non-Federal National Radon Proficiency Programs

After the close of EPA's National Radon Proficiency Program (RPP) in 1998, there were requests that EPA offer some form of recognition of non-federal radon proficiency programs. EPA developed recognition criteria and offered a one-time acknowledgment to both of the existing non-federal national radon proficiency programs:

  • The National Radon Safety Board (NRSB)
  • The National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA) National Radon Proficiency Program.

This official acknowledgement [dated March 30, 2001] ran through December 31, 2002, at which time, EPA's determination expired. There were no extensions of this determination. To avoid misleading the public, the recognized programs were not to make reference to this EPA determination after December 31, 2002.

EPA continues to encourage states, industry and consumers to work together to identify those elements that would improve non-federal radon proficiency programs and go beyond EPA's former voluntary RPP. These improved elements should then be adopted as standards of practice.

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