Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US, and about half of Olmsted County homes have radon levels that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency Action Level.
Olmsted County can loan you a radon testing kit.
Keep in mind
You are borrowing the kit from Olmsted County. You are responsible to keep the kit away from moisture and electric or static shock. If the test kit or its components become damaged while the kit is in your possession, you will pay the cost of fixing the kit.
If you do not return the kit you will pay for the cost of the kit.
1. Reserve your kit
Use the online request form to reserve your kit and pay the processing fee.
Fees are as follows:
- $21 Radon Test
Radon test kit appropriate for assessing radon levels in a residential or commercial structure.
- $26 Real Estate Radon Test
Radon test kit with duplicate appropriate for assessing radon levels in a residential structure in preparation for a property transaction. It is your responsibility to confirm that this test will meet the buyer's and lender's requirements for the transaction.
- $5 Follow-Up Radon Test
Radon test kit for follow-up testing as a result of a previously tested residential structure that indicated elevated radon done within the last six months.
2. Pick up the radon test kit
On the day and time that you reserved to pick up your test, come to:
You will need a valid form of identification (driver's license, state-issued ID, etc.).
3. Run the test
Follow the directions that are included in the radon test kit.
4. Return the kit
Return the kit to Olmsted County Public Health Services within one week of the issue date.