UPDATE: Radon test kits are now available!!!
The Ohio Department of Health offers FREE radon test kits to Ohio homeowners through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
To order a free radon test kit and have it mailed to your home click on the link below.
The free test kit is easy to use.
- Place the test kit in the lowest living level of your home. That means a finished basement if your family spends time there or it may mean your first floor if you only use the basement for storage.
- Leave the kit in place for three to seven days.
- Remove and discard the sponge from the kit. Seal the bag and mail to the testing company.
- Your results will be mailed to you in a bout two weeks. The Ohio Department of Health also receives the results so that radon levels throughout the state can be tracked.
If your home has radon levels over 4 picocuries per liter, mitigation is recommended. Mitigation costs can be several hundred dollars or more, but it is important for the health of your family as exposure to Radon is the second leading cause for lung cancer. The Ohio Department of Health has a list of all licensed Radon contractors which you can find by following this link. If you have any questions, please call the the Champaign Health District at 937-484-1606 for more information on Radon testing and mitigation.