As part of January National Radon Awareness Month, the Chatham Health District has acquired 100 radon test kits from the Connecticut State Health Department. One test kit is available per residence. The test consists of placing a small charcoal canister in the lowest occupied level of the home for 48 hours. Twelve hours before the test and during the entire test period all doors and windows must be kept closed except for normal egress in and out of the home. Heating and central air systems may be used, but room air conditioners, attic fans, fireplaces or wood stoves may not be used or readings will not be accurate. Once the test is complete, you will need to mail the kit in for testing at no charge to you. The results will be sent to you and will be mapped by this department to determine high levels of radon within our district. The results will not be public information.
These test kits are in high demand and are very limited. Please ONLY take a test kit if you are committed to following the directions and mailing it out. If you are interested in obtaining a free radon kit, please call the Chatham Health District at 860-365-0884.