Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas released in rock, soil, and water that is formed from the breakdown of uranium. Levels of radon in outdoor air pose a low threat to human health. However, radon can enter homes through cracks and holes in the foundation. Radon exposure is the leading cause of death from lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths overall in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the country each year.
Test Your Home. Protect Your Health.
Upwards of 25% of homes in the Farmington Valley Health District have unsafe radon levels. Take an important step to protect your families health by testing your home for radon!
Between December 2022 and March 2023, while supplies last, visit any of the following locations to pick-up a FREE radon test kit:
- Avon Public Library
- Avon Senior Center
- Barkhamsted Building Department
- Canton Senior Center
- Colebrook Senior Center
- East Granby Building Department
- East Granby Public Library
- Farmington Public Library – Main Library
- Farmington Senior Center
- Farmington Valley Health District
- Granby Public Library
- Granby Senior Center
- Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, New Hartford
- Simsbury Senior Center
Test your home. Instructions are provided with the test. After completing the test, mail it to the lab. Return postage is included with the test. The lab will contact you directly with the results.