January is National Radon Action Month. 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 call Gabriella Watstein at 860-448-4882 extension 1397 for more information.
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.