Order a Radon Test Kit
The BC Lung Association now provides both short term and long term radon test options. Each comes complete with instructions and lab results. We recommend that a short term radon test always be followed-up with a long-term radon test.
Long term radon testing
If only one test is done, it should be a three to 12 month long term test. This is because radon levels vary over time. A long term test provides the most accurate picture of actual average exposure levels and should be used to determine if mitigation is required.
Short term radon testing
An initial short term test can be very helpful for those eager to find out if a potential radon problem exists. Possible situations include real estate transactions, building inspections, health facilities, commercial workspaces, after new home construction, and for homeowners living in regions where radon levels are known to be elevated.
We recommend that a short term radon test always be followed-up with a long-term radon test.