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 recommends going to the CT Department of Public Health (CT DPH) website for a free radon testing kit. CT DPH will be offering 1 free test kit (per address while supplies last) to Connecticut residents during the month of January.
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.