The NJ Department of Health (DOH) and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are urging the state’s residents to safeguard their and their families’ health by testing their homes for radon. This naturally occurring, carcinogenic radioactive gas has no color, taste, or order and can move from soil into homes through cracks or other breaks in the foundation. According to the NJ DOH, radon is the cause of an estimated 566 deaths in the state each year. To read more, click here. For information on radon testing, which is simple and inexpensive, visit http://www.njradon.org or call the NJDEP Radon Program at (800) 648-0394.