Please Note: Radon Kits are not available to borrow during the warmer months.
Borrow a Radon Detector Kit to check your house for radon.
Our radon detector kits were generously donated to the TNRL by the BC Lung Foundation .
What is radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock. It is invisible, odourless and tasteless. In enclosed spaces, like homes, radon can accumulate to high levels and become a risk to the health of Canadians.
Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
How it works
- A Corentium Home digital radon detector kit may be borrowed by any Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL) patron in good standing.
- At home, follow the instructions in the kit to activate the detector.
- Leave the device in one spot on the lowest level of your home for a few days.
- After a few days, take note of the radon levels.
- Before returning the Radon Detection Kit to the library, make sure to re-set the detector to protect your privacy.
Digital monitors loaned to patron through the library lending program are a screening tool only. Everyone is encouraged to conduct a long-term radon test or hire a radon measurement professional to get an accurate measurement of the radon level in their home.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may borrow the kit for up to 6 weeks. 1 renewal is permitted, provided there are no patron holds on the kits.
There are no late fees for using the Radon kit. Replacement cost for the kit is $300.
In the summer months, people tend to leave windows and doors in their homes open, allowing radon to safely dissipate into the atmosphere. Radon Screening Kits will not be available to borrow between May 1 and Aug. 31 each year, as radon readings are less accurate during the summer.