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The amount of radon in the air is measured in "picocuries per liter of air" or pCi/L.  There are many kinds of low-cost "do it yourself" radon test kits you can get through the mail and in hardware stores and other retail outlets. Here is a coupon that can be used to purchase in home test kits: VDH Radon test kit coupon or you may purchase on line with credit card at: Virginia Radon Test Kit 

Make sure you buy a test kit that will be analyzed by a laboratory listed by either of the two proficiency programs listed below:

The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP)
P.O. Box 2109
Fletcher, NC  28732
Toll Free: (800) 269-4174 or (828) 654-9201
Fax: (828) 654-9202 

The National Radon Safety Board (NRSB)
14 Hayes Street
Elmsford, NY  10523
Toll Free: (866) 329-3474
Fax: (914) 345-1169 

If you prefer, or if you are buying or selling a home, you can hire a trained measurer to do the testing for you.  Make sure you hire a qualified radon tester listed with either NEHA or NRSB.

Radiological Health Program | James Madison Building, 7th Floor | 109 Governor Street,  Room 730 | Richmond, VA  23219 | Telephone (804) 864-8150 | Fax: (804) 864-8155

Last Updated: 02-18-2016

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