Radon is a radioactive gas that is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. Radon is naturally occurring in the soils and rocks of the earth's crust.

Why Exposure is a Concern

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer deaths caused by radon gas are estimated between 15,000 to 22,000 per year.

Winter is the best time to test for radon. Is radon gas building up in your home? Get a test kit.

Is Radon a Problem in My Home?

The only way to know if you have high radon levels is to test your home.

Radon Testing

A low cost radon detector is available to all New York State residents.  
Order your low-cost test kit from NYS Department of Health.

Learn more about testing and fixing your home for radon.

Map of percent of homes tested for radon by floor and town with elevated levels, 1987-2018