In support of 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 Health Department has a limited number of free testing kits. To receive a free testing kit contact the Trumbull Health Department at 203-452-1030. The department is offering one free test kit per address while supplies last to Trumbull residents during the month of January. Results of test will be returned to the Health Department, which will notify the homeowner.
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 is to test it.