Free Radon Testing Kits Available

Posted: September 12, 2018

Residents are eligible to receive a free radon testing kit courtesy of a joint effort between the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Radon Section.

According to the DEP, radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is a decay product of uranium. It is found in soil all over the world, but New Jersey has particularly high levels of radon due to its uranium rich natural environment. Radon gas can accumulate in enclosed places, such as homes or other buildings. However, its presence can only be detected by testing specifically for radon because the gas is invisible and has no odor.

All homeowners are encouraged to test their homes for radon because long term exposure to the gas has been linked to lung cancer.

To pick up your free kit while supplies last, please visit the Sussex County Division of Health at 201 Wheatsworth Road in Hamburg, NJ. Have question or need more information? Contact Anita DeMatteo at 973.579.0370.