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Posted on: January 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Radon Test Kits Available at the Health Department

Radon Test Kits Available from the Madison Connecticut Health Department

Dear Residents: 

Radon test kits are now available!

The Madison Health Department is currently launching its annual Radon Awareness Program. Our mission is to promote radon awareness, testing, mitigation, and radon-resistant new construction throughout the state in order to reduce the number of radon-induced lung cancer deaths in Connecticut.

The only way to know if you have an elevated radon level above the EPA action level of 4pCi/L is to test your home’s indoor air. High levels of radon in homes usually come from the surrounding soil. Radon gas is drawn into a house through foundation cracks and openings on the lower levels of your home. Radon may also be found in your water supply if your home is served by a private well.

The EPA recommends that homeowners may want to consider fixing their homes for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L. Even if your radon test result is below 4 pCi/L, you may want to test again sometime in the future.  If you are planning a structural renovation, such as converting an unfinished basement area into a living space, it is important to test both before you begin the renovation and after the work is completed. 

You should choose a qualified radon mitigation (reduction) contractor to take steps to reduce the levels to below 4 pCi/L. A mitigation contractor takes steps including installing ventilation systems, sealing entry routes for radon gas and installing sub-slab depressurization systems to reduce radon levels.

** Request for test kits need to be sent via email to or calling (203)-245-5681. Test kits are limited, they will be distributed on a first request, first serve basis.

If you have any questions regarding the results of your recent radon test please contact our office.

Truly Yours,                           

Trent C. Joseph, M.P.H
Director of Health 

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