PROFESSIONAL RADON GAS TEST KIT
*The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state radon offices
have determined that the most accurate method to test for radon gas
is to use two (2) calibrated short-term radon gas detectors at the same
time in the same location and then take the average results from both
detectors to get the most accurate radon level of your home or office.
(According to (EPA) booklet "A Citizen's Guide to Radon")
WHAT IS RADON?
Radon is an invisible and odorless radioactive gas which occurs naturally from decaying uranium underneath the earthÕs surface. 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 basement of your home and office. Radon gas can be found all over the United States and according to the 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 breathe. As the radon gas particles break down, they release bursts of radiation that damage or destroy your lung tissue which causes lung cancer, and long-term exposure may even cause death. In fact, the EPA has estimated that there are between 5,000 and 30,000 radon-related lung cancer deaths each year and that radon gas is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE A RADON PROBLEM?
To find out if radon gas is a problem in your home or office, you must conduct a radon test.
The PRO-LABª Professional Radon Gas Test Kit, which meets all new EPA and State guidelines, is
the most accurate and reliable test kit available to check the level of radon gas in your home or office.
The PRO-LABª Professional Radon Gas Test Kit provides two (2) calibrated short-term radon gas
detectors which allows you to conduct testing at the same time and in the same location in order to get the most accurate results.
Complete directions inside
Keep out of reach of children
Two (2) short-term radon detectors
Pre-paid postage envelope
Radon data card
Important Note: Please follow the directions carefully.
Save the Radon Detector caps, directions and mailing materials. You will need them to send your detectors to our laboratory at the end of the testing period.
In the space provided below, record the serial numbers located on the side of the Radon Gas Detectors and record the date you returned the detectors back to PRO-LABª. We will need this information should you have any questions about your test results.
PREPARING FOR TEST
Close all windows and doors for at least 12 hours prior to testing and keep them closed except for normal entry and exit. Place the PRO-LAB® Radon Gas Detectors in the lowest livable level of your home away from drafts, vents, doors or windows.
Do not place the detectors in the following areas: Kitchen, laundry room, closets, direct sunlight, or near any heat source.
DO NOT OPERATE:
• Fans • Whole house fans • Fireplaces. Note: Installed permanent radon mitigation systems should be functioning during the testing period. Operate furnaces and central heating / air conditioning normally. Window air conditioning units should be operated with the vent closed or set in recycle mode during the testing. Do not conduct testing during severe weather.
RECORD AND SAVE THE DETECTOR SERIAL NUMBERS:
Radon Detectors Serial Numbers: #_________________#_________________
Remove and save the caps from the two (2) detectors. Place the two (2) uncapped detectors on a flat surface at least two (2) feet above the floor and three (3) feet from any outside wall. The detectors should be placed six (6) inches from each other. Record the start date (MM/DD) and exact time in hours and minutes (HH:MM), including AM/PM. Allow the Radon Gas Detectors to remain uncapped and undisturbed in the same location for exactly four (4) complete days (96 hours).
After 96 hours replace the caps on the two (2) detectors and make sure to record the end date (MM/DD) and the exact time in hours and minutes (HH:MM), including AM/PM.
FILLING OUT THE PRO-LAB® RADON TEST LOCATION FORM
(SELECT ONE OPTION)
OPTION 1 - INTERNET: Complete the form at www.prolabinc.com/register and obtain a 10 digit registration number.
Write the 10 digit registration number in the space provided on the payment form below. Mail the completed payment form back to PRO-LAB® within 24 hours with the Radon Gas Detectors for analysis.
OPTION 2 - MAIL-IN: Complete the payment and test location form in block letters in the spaces provided below.
Mail back your completed information form and the two (2) Radon Gas Detectors within 24 hours.
COMPLETE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE RESULTS. First Class mail delivery is not guaranteed. If you need faster delivery we recommend you use UPS, FEDEX or Express Mail.
STANDARD LAB RESULTS
Your test results will be ready within seven (7) business days after PRO-LAB® has received your Radon Gas Detectors.
You may view and print your test results online at www.prolabinc.com/results.
EXPRESS SERVICE (Results available within 2 business days)
In order to use the express service you must send the detectors, with the proper payment and information form within 24 hours after completing the test to PRO-LAB® using an overnight shipping envelope provided by a carrier such as FedEx or UPS. Express samples can only be received Monday – Friday. Within two (2) business days after PRO-LAB® has received your Radon Gas Detectors you can view and print your results online at www.prolabinc.com/results.
PRO-LAB catalog includes Test Kits for Mold, Radon Gas, Water Quality, Asbestos, Lead, Carbon Monoxide, and Bacteria.