Alpha-track Radon Detector
your home for radon is easy, inexpensive, accurate and reliable.
RSSI manufactures and analyzes the most accurate alpha-track radon
gas detector available today.
individual do-it-yourself radon test kit includes:
do-it-yourself radon gas test kits cost $25 per kit.
Discounts are available with purchases of six or more kits.
Price includes shipping, analysis and report. Order
Alpha-track radon gas detector does not require closed house
conditions and is not affected by heat, humidity or shipping
delays. To view technical information regarding RSSI's
Alpha-track radon detector, visit
our Technical Information
detectors can also be purchased in large-quantity professional
packaging for schools, commercial buildings, multi-unit testing
projects and for use by radon professionals. For more
information, see Testing
Large Buildings and Radon
an Alpha-track Radon Detector Works
RSSI Alpha-track radon gas detector contains a detector element,
called a foil. When radon atoms decay inside the detector,
they release alpha particles. If the alpha particles strike
the foil, they make microscopic tracks in the surface of the foil.
When the detector is analyzed, the foil is chemically treated to
enlarge the alpha tracks, which are counted on an automated
system. The average radon level is calculated from the
number of tracks and the number of days the detector was exposed.
This level is reported in picocuries per liter (pCi/L).
levels vary in daily and seasonal cycles, and in response to
weather conditions and ventilation patterns. For these
reasons, it is preferable to make the test period as long as
possible. A full year test provides the most reliable
prediction of future radon exposure and health risk.
However, RSSI's Alpha-track detector can be used for tests as
short as 14 days.
level of radon creates a risk of lung cancer. The US EPA
recommends that, to reduce the risk of lung cancer, corrective
action be taken in every home with radon above the action level of
out of every 15 homes in the
has radon levels above 4 pCi/L. Most homes can have their
radon levels lowered to below 2 pCi/L. New homes can be
designed to prevent high radon levels.
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