January is National Radon Action Month, the Trumbull Health Department urges residents to learn more about radon—a leading cause of lung cancer—and to test for radon in their homes.
To help promote testing, the State Health Department has a limited number of free testing kits. To order a free testing kit visit www.ct.gov/dph/radon .
Radon is an invisible and odorless gas that can enter homes through cracks in the basement floor or from well water. Prolonged exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Only one in five homes has a radon problem. But the only way to know if your home is free of radon is to test it.
Radon Fact sheet: http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/environmental_health/radon/pdf/Basic_Radon__Facts.pdf
Video explaining how to test your home for Radon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHP7IIJkrlU
Lists of Nationally Certified Radon Professionals: http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/environmental_health/radon/pdf/Nationally_Certified_Measurement_Professionals.pdf