The Byram Township Health Department announced this week that it will participate in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Radon Program. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when uranium and radium break down in the soil and rock formations. Radon gas moves up throuugh the soil and finds its way into the homes through crachks in the foundation and openings around pumps, pipes, and drains. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. Radon testing is easy, and problems can be mitigated. Radon information will be available at the Municipal Building, 10 Mansfield Drive. A limited supply of free radon test kits will be available to Byram Township homeowners, based on a first come, first serve basis. Residents are encouraged to contact the Township Health Department office at 973-347-2500 x 125 to check availability or to request educational materials. The free fadon kits will be available at the Township Health Department office, Monday - Friday at 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. starting on Aug. 1, 2019.