Radon

February 2024

Free Radon Test Kits Available While Supplies Last

A  limited number of free radon test kits are available for residents of District towns (East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, New London, North Stonington, Lyme, Old Lyme, Stonington, and Waterford).

Please contact the following staff to request a test kit while supplies last:

  • Patti Myers at 860-434-1605 extension 214 or pmyers@llhd.org
  • Tyler Do-Taylor at 860-448-4882 extension 1346 or tdotaylor@llhd.org

For technical and basic radon questions, please contact the Supervisor of Regulated Facilities and Housing, Katie Baldwin at 860-448-4882 ext. 1319 or kbaldwin@llhd.org.

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. This gas is drawn into your home through cracks or other openings in the foundation. The Surgeon General has warned that radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in The United States. Ledge Light Health District provides mitigation guidance and educational materials.

The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health maintains a list of individuals and organizations licensed to conduct radon inspection and abatement activities.


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