Radon Testing

Purchase a Radon Test Kit Online

Use discount code “WDGPH” and get your radon test kit for $40 incl. tax (regular price is $50 +tax)!

From October 1 to December 20, 2019, radon test kits can be purchased from our external certified radon specialist at the discounted price of $40 (incl. taxes) with discount code “WDGPH(regular price is $50 +tax)!

You can purchase a test kit online at Safetech Environmental Ltd. Make sure to enter the discount code “WDGPH” to get your kit at the discounted price of $40 (incl. taxes). Offer valid until December 20, 2019.

Using the discount code provided by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) to purchase one or more Radon test kits from Safetech implies consent to allow Safetech to share information with WDGPH, this includes information on your address and testing results. This information is used by WDGPH to assess trends related to Radon and to inform the activities of WDGPH and will be stored and handled in compliance with applicable laws. If you have any questions or concerns about this statement please contact Radon@wdgpublichealth.ca.

Delivery/pickup options for online sales

  • Ship your radon test kit right to your door (plus the cost of shipping)
  • Pick it up at a Public Health office in Fergus, Orangeville, or Guelph during operating hours. (proof of purchase required).

Purchase a Radon Test Kit at a Radon and Lung Cancer Information Night

Visit us at one of our upcoming Radon and Lung Cancer Information Nights. Chat with radon experts, ask questions, and purchase your radon kit at the discounted price of $40 (incl. taxes).

Fergus

Thursday, October 24
Aboyne Hall, Fergus Museum
0536 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus
Event from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Orangeville

Tuesday, October 29
WDG Public Health - Orangeville office
180 Broadway, Orangeville
Event from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Guelph

Tuesday November 12
WDG Public Health - Guelph Office
160 Chancellors Way, Guelph (basement)
Event from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

What is Radon?

Radon – you can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but this naturally occurring gas can leak into your home from soil, rock and groundwater. It’s also the second leading cause of lung cancer.

The most common points of entry for radon are cracks in the foundation, drains and spaces around pipes. In enclosed spaces, typically on the lowest level of your home is where the gas can accumulate.

High levels of radon present a health risk: radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The risks of developing lung cancer from radon are greater for smokers and those exposed to second-hand smoke. The only way to know the level of radon in your home is to test for it.

Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. We suggest using an approved long-term radon detector (from this list of approved devices) for at least three months. The best time to test is between September and April, when windows and doors are usually closed. If the radon level in your home is high, there are steps that you can take to lower it.