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Test Kits

Unfortunately, at this time TDEC is unable to offer free test kits or mail out test kits that were previously requested. TDEC is committed to helping Tennesseans test their homes for radon and will resume radon program operations as soon as possible.  Radon test kits  are available for purchase  at many home improvement stores. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back soon.

Did you know that 1 in 5 homes in Tennessee tests high for radon? 

April Tennessee Test Results Percentage of tests over 4 pCi/L: 16%
Highest test result: 39.8 pCi/L
For your lungs, a radon level of 40 in your home is equivalent to smoking 4 packs of cigarettes per day.

Protect your family by testing for radon in your home. 

EPA advises that if the radon level detected in a home is between 2 and 4 pCI/L, steps should be taken to reduce it to below 2 pCi/L. EPA has established 4 pCi/L as an action level at which one should initiate measures to mitigate the amount of radon in the home.  However, there is no safe level of radon.