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Radon kits can be mail ordered only.

  1. Send a completed order form with a check or money order for $2 to:
    Ramsey County Environmental Health
    2785 White Bear Ave., Suite 350
    Maplewood, MN 55109
  2. Test kits will be mailed to your home.

Radon is a naturally-occurring, radioactive gas. It is odorless, tasteless and invisible. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the nation’s second leading cause of lung cancer. The Minnesota Department of Health recommends every home be tested for radon.

Radon may enter a home anywhere there is an opening between the home and the soil. These openings include cracks in the foundation, floor drains and sumps. The levels of radon that can build up indoors vary according to the amount of radon in the source material and its rate of entry into the building.

Test for radon

The only way to know the radon level in your home is to test. Testing is easy and inexpensive. You can purchase a radon test kit at many retail stores or order one from us. It is accurate and will give you the information you need to determine the level of radon in your home.

Order a short-term radon test

Ramsey County sells short-term radon tests at a reduced price.

  • Cost: $2.
  • Mail order only.
  • Brand: Air Chek.
  • Testing period: 3 - 7 days.
  • This test uses activated carbon, which is then analyzed at a laboratory. It gives a "snapshot" of your home's radon level.

Radon test order form (PDF)

Note: Ramsey County does not offer long-term radon tests at this time.