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About The Kidde 442020 Radon Detector Kit The Kidde 442020 Radon Detector Kit is EPA registered and makes testing for radon easy. Included in the Kidde 442020 Radon Detector Kit are instructions, an information card, a return mailer envelope, and an activated charcoal radon sampler bag. To test for radon place the radon sampler bag in an ideal location for three days, and then just mail the bag in the enclosed envelope to Alpha Energy Laboratories for testing. Then the lab will mail the results back to you with the information about their findings. The price of the Kidde 442020 Radon Detector Kit includes the lab testing and report. The cost of mailing the bag is not included but only requires two postage stamps. Radon gas is an invisible, odorless, widespread radioactive gas that is a natural byproduct of uranium decaying in the ground. The EPA has said that radon gas is the second leading contributor to lung cancer. Radon gas exists naturally outdoors in low concentrations that are not a health concern generally. In areas such as basements that are not ventilated well radon gas can accumulate and be a cause for concern.
Kidde's radon test kit analyzes the amount of radon, a carcinogen, in your home with an EPA-registered facility. Radon is estimated to cause thousands of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year and exposure to radon in the home is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution.
Place the enclosed radon sampler bag in the test location for two to three days. Then mail the radon sampler bag to Alpha Energy Laboratories in the kit's self-addressed envelope. Test results are mailed back to you by the lab.
Analysis included, no additional fees to pay except New Jersey residents EPA charges $10
Includes activated radon sampler tray and return mailer envelope for professional lab analysis
Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building — homes, offices, and schools — and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.
Warning: ConsumerReports.com found that the Accustar CLS 100i and the Kidde short-term test kits inaccurately reported 40 percent lower radon levels than... Read more
Excellent product and service was really fast in New Jersey. I will recommend this to anyone that need to do the test, it was really easy following the instructions.Published 10 months ago by smylealways
Followed instructions, mailed as instructed with three stamps.
I didn't bother to weigh it like i should have.
Came back to me for insufficient postage. Read more
Followed the instructions, sent it to the lab, got results fast. Great value for money kit.Published 13 months ago by Nick Zouboulakis
I did two tests of my basement a couple of months apart...results were the same both times. Process for using lab couldn't have been easier and the Amazon price was better than... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jay
Just as someone else had reported, I packaged up my test, applied the 4 - $046 stamps as the shipping envelope had indicated and sent it off on 02/12/14. Read morePublished 19 months ago by califcharmer