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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get a Radon kit?

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These kits will be mailed to you for $10 (including postage and handling, subject to availability). Payment is accepted online by credit card. Even if you can't make it to the office during the day, you can still get your kit ordered from your computer 24/7. Listen to KWBG AM 1590 radio on Friday mornings during January from 6:45 am to 8 am for a chance to win a FREE test kit.

Low-Term Test Kits
(test period 3 to 7 days) used for initial testing, and for re-testing when levels are above 8 pCi/L.

  • (Retail value: $14.95) $10.00

Long-Term Test Kits
(test period 91 to 365 days) used for follow-up testing where the results are between 4 pCi/L and 8 pCi/L

  • (Retail Value $35.95) $ 30.00
Q

How do I get on the agenda for the Board of Health?

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To get on the agenda for the Board of Health, you can call or email the Board of Health Secretary, Ed Tharp, and coordinate the date for the next available meeting. 

You can then send any pertinent information to him at etharp@boonecounty.iowa.gov

Q

How do I obtain a radon test kit?

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Low cost test kits are available from the Health and Sanitation Office at the Boone County Courthouse. You can also order a short term test kit online for $10 (includes postage and handling, subject to availability). Payment is accepted online by credit card.

Short Term Test Kits

  • Test period: 3 to 7 days
  • Used for intial testing and for re-testing when levels are above 8pCi/L.
  • Price: $10 (retail value: $14.95)

Long Term Test Kits

  • Test period: 91 to 365 days
  • Used for follow-up testing where the results are betweeen 4pCi/L and 8pCi/L.
  • Price: $30 (retail value $35.95)

Please call the Boone County Sanitarian at 515-433-0506 during normal business hours if you have questions or for further information.

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