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Posted on: January 17, 2023

January is Radon Action Month in Colorado

Radon Action Month

Park County, CO - This month is Radon Action Month in Colorado and serves as a great reminder to test and mitigate your home for radon. Park County Public Health offers free test kits you can order online and have delivered to your home or business. The state offers many resources and information if you'd like to learn more: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/radon

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States and is responsible for approximately 500 lung cancer deaths annually in Colorado. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the soil that can enter your home from the soil beneath it. According to the state data, approximately 50 percent of Colorado homes may have radon levels in excess of the EPA recommended action level of 4 PCi/L and ALL of Colorado’s 64 counties are rated at high risk for elevated radon. 

Please check out the available resources and find out how to protect you and your family from the harmful effects of radon. 

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