Health district offering free radon test kits

SEYMOUR — The Naugatuck Valley Health District is offering free home radon test kits to residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed from the natural decay of uranium and is found in rock, soil and water. The odorless, colorless and tasteless gas can enter homes and become a health hazard.

Individuals can come to the health district office, 98 Bank St., on weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. during January to pick up a home radon test kit. Supplies are limited. Residents are asked to call the office at 203-881-3255 to make sure test kits are still available before heading to the office.