The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment would like to remind all Colorado homeowners to test their homes for radon. Low-cost radon test kits for $15 are available through the CDPHE …
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The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment would like to remind all Colorado homeowners to test their homes for radon.
Low-cost radon test kits for $15 are available through the CDPHE year-round.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has no color, odor or taste. It can enter homes and other buildings through small openings such as cracks in foundations, openings around pumps and drains, and crawl spaces.
According to a news release, “radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In Colorado, nearly half of homes have high radon levels, and more than 500 lung cancer deaths in the state each year are attributed to radon.”
In addition to regular testing, the CDPHE recommends that homeowners who have mitigation systems should retest their homes every few years to make sure the system is working properly.
To learn more about radon and the low-cost test kits, visit coloradoradon.info.
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