Farmington Valley Health District
95 River Road, Suite C ▪ Canton, CT 06019 ▪ Phone (860) 352-2333 ▪ Fax (860) 352-2542
FVHD has FREE Radon Test Kits available! JANUARY IS NATIONAL RADON ACTION MONTH!
You can pick up your kit at 95 River Road, Suite C, Canton between the hours of 8:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00, Monday – Friday.
Radon is a naturally occurring, radio-active gas released in rock, soil, and water formed from the breakdown of uranium. Levels in outdoor air pose a low threat to human health.
However, radon can enter homes from surrounding soil and become a health hazard inside buildings. Radon does not cause symptoms. You can’t see it or smell it, but an elevated radon level in your home may be affecting the health of your family.
Breathing radon over prolonged periods may damage lung tissue. Exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers 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.
Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has radon, your risk of developing lung cancer can be much higher.
Radon is found all over the United States. Test your home today!