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Free Radon Test from Brookfield Health Department

January is National Radon Month.

A healthy home is a happy home. Radon is a potentially harmful and naturally-occurring colorless and odorless gas, which can seep into your home through its foundation, from bedrock and soils. Get your home tested for free while supplies last.

Test Kits are available at the Brookfield Health Department at no cost to the public. Test kits are easy to use and come with a free mailer. All results are confidential and mailed directly to the homeowner.

Get your free test kits today and protect your home and family from this little known and silent threat. The Brookfield Health Department is located in the Town Offices at 100 Pocono Road and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.

Steven DeVaux January 07, 2013 at 11:18 AM
See the uploaded State of Connecticut filing on the Uranium in the WATER in BROOKFIELD. This is a known problem. Is it OK to INGEST Uranium from your well but NOT OK to breath it? Shouldn't homebuyer be required to test for Uranium in the water with a problem OF THIS MAGNITUDE known and documented with the State DPUC and DEEP? Isn't it time that the "dirty little secret" be discussed openly in the spirit of transparency for public health? The tests cost under $100. Read the attached PDF file that is the actually filing by Aquarion admiting they need to build a Uranium removal plant in order to provide enough drinkable/washable water to BJ's (which has yet to be built). It's time this serious public health menace be addressed and perhaps time for a town meeting so all the facts of this radionuclide menace be addressed for the sake of the families and children? Would this stop the still plunging home values in Brookfield?
Raymond E. Sullivan, MD January 07, 2013 at 04:03 PM
The presence of naturally occurring uranium in some areas in the Town of Brookfield is no hidden secret. Displays at Town Hall, at the Annual Y Health Fair and brochures mailed to every home in the affected areas have stressed the importance of water testing. However. There is a great deal of misinformation circulating out there about this important subject. Uranium in drinking water in excessive levels I.e. greater than 30 ppm may affect the kidney function after about 45 years of continuous ingestion. Radium on the other hand, when breathed in over a number of years, is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The Health Department is desirous of seeing an ordinance which would require Uranium water testing on all home sales and transfers serviced by wells. We already require testing on all new wells. All recently updated reports of uranium levels in Aquarion water have not shown unacceptable levels. Readers can check the facts at: http://water.epa.gov/laws regs/rules regs/sdwa/radionuclides/basicinformation.cfm8#seven.
Steven DeVaux January 07, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Why is Aquarion filing to build a uranium remediation station on the BJ's property then? Why isn't the town offering free water testing? Why hasn't the health department petition the Board of Selectmen for the ordinance requiring Uranium water testing on all home sales and transfers serviced by wells then. Inaction is an action when it comes to public health. Are people who live in Brookfield their whole life possibly subject to kidney cancer after 45 years then (before their 50th birthday)? What is the number of years for breathing radon compared with drinking Uranium water?
Bob McGarrah January 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
It would seem reasonable to have testing done before ANY new construction can begin. Nabby Road (Towne Brooke Affordable housing) was known to have poor water yet the Town officials signed a deal with the developer specifically on water drilling. What is this administration doing? Wasn't this administration part of the administration that agreed to the Nabby Road fiasco? Does commercial development trump public health? What about the YMCA water? Why have so many "Y" members contracted Cancer? Has that water ever been tested? The first step to resolving a problem is recognizing there is one.
Steven DeVaux January 09, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Have you seen the cancer mapping for Northern Fairfield County? It screams not to drink the water in Brookfield and folks shouldn't unless they have that inexpensive water test done. I am stumped as to why people wouldn't be deeply concerned when you look at those cancer "hot spots". And the public health department know it yet isn't writing to the Board of Selectmen " seeing an ordinance which would require Uranium water testing on all home sales and transfers serviced by wells." Think about that. If they only require it for new wells have they written off all those people with wells that haven't been tested? The families and children that are already living in Brookfield? Just write they off? Has the Board of Selectmen abandoned health in Brookfield? It appears they are more concerned about the zebra mussels on his dock than the carcinogens aka radionucliodes that Dr. Groff has clearly documnented. Town Brooke wells aren't yielding enough water for Aquarion. Does that mean that safe drinking water without Uranium isn't found in Brookfield? Is that the deep dark dirty secret homebuyers know and what continues to depress Brookfield housing prices when towns throughout the area are steadily recovering? Are the young homebuyers savvy enough to do internet searchs and discover things like that state document? What you say makes sense. Before the permits are issued, the tests much confirm adequate potable water free from Uranium nucliodes. What are Davidson and Lasser hiding?
Andrew Turkenkopf January 09, 2013 at 01:53 AM
its just the underground nuclear powered research station that exists under northern fairfield county . . . no cause for alarm
Steven DeVaux January 09, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Not even so much Northern Fairfield county. Brookfield. And ground zero is somewhere in the vicinity of Brookfield Center.
Steven DeVaux January 10, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Bob, On reflection you bring up a good point. Have they been regularly testing the water from the wells at the YMCA for Uranium contamination an if so what have been the readings?

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