The month of January has been designated as “Radon Awareness Month” by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can have a big impact on indoor air quality and your health. Radon is a serious health risk facing tens of thousands of Americans.
According to Chesprocott Health District’s Health Director, Maura Esposito, “We can’t see, smell, or taste it, so it’s easy to forget that radon may be a problem in any home, school, or building. The only way to know if you have radon is to test for it.”
Exposure to radon gas causes more than 20,000 deaths annually and it is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Chesprocott will offer free radon testing kits to Cheshire, Prospect and Wolcott residents on a first come, first serve basis. Residents may visit our office at 1247 Highland Avenue in Cheshire to pick up their kit starting January 19th, 2021. To ensure residents place their kits and return them in a timely manner, we ask that $20 be left when the kit is picked up. Once the resident returns the completed test kit to our office, the $20 will be returned to the owner. Quantities limited. No reservations.
This initiative is a great opportunity to increase your own awareness of radon and the risk associated with it. Mitigation information will be provided to those who test with high levels. To sign-up for a free radon testing appointment please call 203-272-2761. This initiative is paid through a grant from the Connecticut Department of Public Health.