Radon Program

The CT DPH Radon Program’s 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.

Learn more about the 2021/2022 CT State Radon Poster Contest for Kids Ages 9 – 14                    

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is sponsoring a CT State Radon Poster Contest. The goal of the contest is to raise the awareness about lung cancer prevention, the harmful effects of elevated levels of indoor radon, and encourage radon testing in all homes. Children between the ages of 9-14 from schools across the state are eligible to participate. All poster entries must be sent to the Radon Program by November 15, 2021.  Submission guidelines are outlined here in the 2021/2022 Radon Poster Contest Rules. Check out the Virtual Radon Poster Contest Lesson on the CTDPH YouTube Channel.

 *** Check out our PSA with the Surgeon General's warning about Radon! ***

 

Check out our video demonstrating how to test your home for Radon!

 
You can purchase a low cost test kit from the American Lung Association of New England. 

Call  1-800-LUNG-USA  (1-800-586-4872) or visit lung.org

 

Contact the Radon Program by phone at (860) 509-7300 or via email at DPH.RadonReports@ct.gov

 


Program Initiatives

In order to reduce the number of radon-induced lung cancer deaths in CT, the Radon Program focuses on the following activities:

  • Providing technical assistance to local health departments, local building officials, realtors, home inspectors, other state agencies, and the general public about radon;

  • Overseeing radon measurement activities in all public schools; and providing technical guidance and assistance to private industry, school officials, and local health departments;

  • Conducting education and outreach campaigns throughout the year, particularly during January, which is designated as National Radon Action Month;

  • Compiling and maintaining lists of radon measurement and mitigation professionals who have been certified by the two national non-profit organizations (AARST-National Radon Proficiency Program and the National Radon Safety Board); and referring the general public to those professionals;

  • Collaborating with local health departments, private industry, other state agencies, and other non-profit organizations to promote radon awareness, testing, mitigation and radon-resistant new construction activities throughout Connecticut.  The program currently works with the American Lung Association, the CT Department of Consumer Protection, real estate professionals, local health departments, the CT Department of Economic and Community Development, the CT State Department of Education, and the CT Department of Public Works;

  • Collaborating with the CT State Department of Education to incorporate radon-resistant new construction features in all newly built schools throughout the state;

  • Collaborating with the Department of Economic and Community Development and private industry to test for radon gas, and mitigate high levels of radon in homes receiving assistance through Community Development Block Grant funds; and

  • Developing policies, protocols, and educational opportunities for the industry to promote the quality of radon-related activities