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Free Radon Test Kits Available from West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District

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January is National Radon Action Month, and the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District is once again raising awareness and giving away free test kits.

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January is Radon Action Month!

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) urges Connecticut residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.

Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed from the natural decay of uranium, is found in rock, soil and water. While radon in outdoor air poses a relatively low threat to human health, radon can enter homes from the surrounding soil and become a health hazard inside buildings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that homes with radon levels at 4.0 pCi/L or higher should be fixed.

The West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District, located at 580 Cottage Grove Road, Suite 100, Bloomfield, has FREE test kits and information available. For more information please contact the district at 860-561-7900.

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