HomeBuyer’s Preferred Radon Test Kit
The Radtrak3® Alpha Track radon gas detector and easy to follow instructions included with this Home Radon Test Kit will measure the average radon concentration at the location of the detector during the monitoring period. The alpha-track detector has, inside the plastic housing, a radiosensitive element which records alpha particle emissions (alpha tracks) from the natural radioactive decay of radon. When the detector is returned to the laboratory, the alpha tracks are counted using computer-assisted image analysis. The number of alpha tracks along with the deployment time period provides the basis for calculating the average radon concentration.
This extremely accurate test will take into account all of the daily fluctuations in radon levels, minimizing the potential for a false high, or worse yet, a false low reported result. With superior sensitivity, it is one the most environmentally friendly radon tests in the industry.
Radon gas can fluctuate day to day, week to week, or even season to season. We recommend a monitoring period of four months (120 days) to obtain a long-term average concentration over time. The detector should be placed in the lowest lived-in area of the home. A bedroom or family room would likely be a good location for the detector. Do not place the detector in a kitchen or bathroom.