Test and fix homes to save a life. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that you can’t see, taste, or smell. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States resulting in approximately 20,000 deaths annually. There is no truly “safe” level of radon; however the risk decreases as the radon concentration decreases. The only way to know if you have high levels of radon is to have your home tested. Testing is easy, inexpensive, and high levels of radon can be fixed. Princeton as a municipality ranks as a Tier 1 radon potential, see http://www.njradon.org/radonin.htm. This means there is a high radon potential for homes in Princeton.
Radon test kits are available at the Princeton Health Department. Kits can be picked up anytime between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, no advance notice necessary. The Radon test kits available are approved for real estate transactions. A testing fee is associated with the kit, with instructions for payment inside of the packaging.