The Indoor Radon Program, within the Environmental Management Branch, seeks to
reduce the health risk from radon exposure by increasing awareness, identifying
areas of high radon potential, and encouraging all Californians to test their
homes for radon, fix their homes if they have a radon problem, and build new
homes radon-resistant. Test. Fix. Save a
January is National Radon Action Month and the cold winter months are the best time to test for this odorless and colorless gas. Upon receiving your radon test kit, you simply put the kit in your home for a few days and then mail it back for analysis. The test kits do not affect your normal household activities. In a few weeks, your home’s test results will be mailed to you.
CDPH is offering the free and discounted test kits to households in California throughout the month of January. The kits are provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State Indoor Radon Grant fund, and are limited to one free test kit per household. You can order the free test kits online through the California Resident Test Kit Request Portal. Supplies are very limited. Additional discounted test kits can be purchased through our partner laboratory, Alpha Energy, for $14.95.
In addition to learning of your home’s radon level, the aggregated information will be used to update statewide Radon Potential Maps, which show the likelihood of radon in a specific region.
To learn how your community can take action during National Radon Action Month, visit the EPA National Radon Action Month website.
(email) or 1-800-745-7236 (telephone).