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Thursday, January 22, 2015
DPH Announces Free Private Well Testing at the Hartford Home Show
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) will be providing free private well testing for the first 300 people who come to its private well education booth at the Hartford Home Show. The free test kits will allow homeowners to collect a sample from their private well, which will be analyzed for two naturally occurring metals: arsenic and uranium. The samples will be analyzed by the DPH Laboratory.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
DPH: Time to Test for Radon
  The state Department of Public Health (DPH) urges Connecticut residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Recent Earthquake Activity Prompts Public Health Advice
  Although a series of small earthquakes occurring in northeast Connecticut has not resulted in any significant damage to date, officials from the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) and the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) urge residents to watch for changes in their well water and to take preventive steps to reduce risk of illness or injury.

Monday, January 12, 2015
New Feature Lets State Track Progress on Health Issues
  DPH recently launched the Healthy Connecticut 2020 Performance Dashboard. It lists all the goals the health department set for the state as part of its health improvement plan and how close the state is to reaching those goals.