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Thank you for your interest in our Radon study.

Unfortunately you are not eligible to apply for a free radon test kit with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU).

In order to be eligible to apply for a free radon test kit:

You must:
  • Agree to the terms of the study on the consent form
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Own the home you are planning to test
  • Plan to test a home within Windsor-Essex County
You must not:
  • Be planning to test a condominium or apartment
  • Be planning to do major renovations to the home within the next 6 months
  • Be planning to sell the home within the next 6 months
  • Be planning to test a home owned by or lived in by a WECHU employee

Although you are not eligible for a free radon test kit from WECHU, we still recommend that you test your home. You can purchase a Do- It- Yourself radon test kit online or at a local hardware store. Be sure to check the expiry date on the detector before buying and starting the test. Health Canada recommends using a long- term test kit that measures radon levels for at least 3 months during the fall or winter when windows are mostly closed.

There are also Canadian-National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) Certified professionals in Ontario that can use specialized equipment to measure radon levels in your home. Find one at www.c-nrpp.ca  or call 1-855-722-6777.

For more information about radon please visit our Healthy Homes, Radon section.

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