Friday, January 13, 2012

Middletown Health Department Radon Month

Contact: Louis Carta
Phone; 860-398-1824

National Action Month Encourages Homeowners to Test for Radon
Middletown — In recognition of January being declared National Radon Action Month by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the city’s health department is offering 50 more radon
test kits free of charge to Middletown residents. Earlier this month, the department gave away 50
test kits to local homeowners in a matter of only a few days. The strong response prompted the
department to provide the additional kits in order to encourage more residents to test their homes
residents for this potentially fatal gas.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon is
the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. If you smoke, and your home has an elevated
radon level, your risk of lung cancer may be even higher.
The only sure way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test for it.
The radon test kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis to Middletown homeowners
only and can be picked up at the Middletown Health Department in the lower level of the
Municipal Building during normal business hours. Limit one kit per person, per residence. Proof
of residency is required.

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