Brookfield is making radon testing kits available to residents during this, National Radon Awareness month. Radon gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It can seep into a home through cracks in the foundation, loose fitting vents and pipes which penetrate the foundation and through gaps between basement walls and floors.
In cooperation with the Radon Program of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Brookfield Health Department is making free Home Testing kits available, for use by Brookfield residents in their homes. They are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis at the Health Department office in Brookfield Town Hall.
Radon gas is a leading cause of Lung Cancer in the United States, second only to smoking and second-hand smoke. It accounts for approximately 20% of lung cancers detected annually.