Bridgewater Township Municipal Building 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (908) 725-6300 Monday- Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

FREE RADON TEST KITS AVAILABLE AT THE BRIDGEWATER DIVISION OF HEALTH

FREE RADON TEST KITS AVAILABLE AT THE BRIDGEWATER DIVISION OF HEALTH

 

 

 

Radon continues to be recognized as a public health concern in certain sections of New Jersey and Somerset County. The Bridgewater Division of Health, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radon Section, will offer free radon test kits to interested community residents. One test kit per household will be available to residents on a first come, first serve basis. A New Jersey certified laboratory will provide a written report for your reference after test kit return and analysis.

Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas that occurs naturally in soil. It is produced by the natural breakdown of uranium and radium in rock formations. Radon gas has the ability to accumulate in your home. Prolonged exposure to radon gas at elevated levels may contribute to the development of lung cancer. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in general. Radon exposure is estimated to contribute to 21,000 lung cancer deaths annually in the United States.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Bridgewater Township Division of Health to verify the availability of radon test kits. Radon test kits are also available at local hardware stores and home improvement centers. For further information on radon testing or mitigation, please contact the Division of Health at (908) 725-5750 or via email at health@bridgewaternj.gov. Further information is also available from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection at (800) 648-0394 or visit www.njradon.org.

Bridgewater Township Municipal Building 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (908) 725-6300 Monday- Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM


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