Radon is estimated to cause thousands of cancer deaths in the United States each year. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water that gets into the air you breathe. It can be found all over the U.S. and typically, in buildings such as homes, offices and schools. Your risk of exposure is easily determined by testing your home for radon, which is inexpensive and easy. You can find radon, mitigating, or fixing the problem simple and not too costly.
The Freehold Health Department sells radon testing kits for $22.50. They are available throughout the year, although we recommend that you test during the winter months when your home is most likely to be sealed. You may pick up the kits at anytime during normal business hours. Please bring a check made payable to Accustar Laboratory, as the monies are sent directly to the environmental laboratory.
If you have tested your home and are looking for a list of state certified contractors, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection provides an updated list. If you would like further information, the Health Department has informational pamphlets or you may visit the following links: