The Alpha Tack Long Term Radon Test Kit
The EPA states that a long-term test is the best approach to measure your radon exposure across the seasons and under various living circumstances in your home, giving you a more accurate assessment of your real risk.
Features of the long term radon gas test kit:
Test duration: 91 days to 12 months.
• Excellent for subsequent measurements.
• Contains instructions, prepaid return postage, and lab results
• A comprehensive written report via fax, mail, or email.
With the long-term radon test kit, you may measure the radon level in your house for more than 90 days while it is still livable. A long-term radon test accounts for all meteorological variations that take place over the radon gas testing period, as well as adjustments to how you inhabit and utilize your home in various weather scenarios. With this kind of radon gas test, you assess how you actually live, opening and closing doors and windows as you want and utilizing mechanical ventilation as you typically do. Weather conditions and ventilation patterns might affect the radon level in your home.
The long-term radon test gives a significantly better representation of the average long-term radon level in your house than the short-term radon test kit does. An inside piece of film captures the impacts (tracks) of alpha particles caused by the decay of radon and polonium, which is radon's decay byproduct. The radon testing kit is submitted to the lab in the pre-paid mailer at the conclusion of the radon gas test period, where the lab counts the alpha tracks on the film, calculates the radon concentration, and publishes the results.
Radon levels fluctuate on a daily and seasonal basis, as well as in reaction to the climate and ventilation habits. It is desirable to extend the test duration as much as feasible for these reasons. The most accurate forecast of future radon exposure and health risk comes from a full year test.