Get The Radon Gone
Did you know that, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE), half the homes in Colorado have radon levels higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommended levels? January is national radon action month. What is radon? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon has no color, odor or taste and can accumulate in buildings unless properly vented, potentially causing health issues. If you have any questions about radon testing or mitigation contact Walking Mountains Science Center at 970-827-9725.
What You Can Do To Address Radon in Colorado
- Test. Both the CDPHE and EPA recommend that all home and business owners test for radon.
- Get your free radon test kit. All Colorado residents are eligible to receive a free radon test kit. You can pick one up at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, the Edwards Pharmacy at Shaw Cancer Center in Edwards, the Eagle County Environmental Health Office in Eagle, or order one online through the CDPHE website.
- Mitigate if necessary. In most cases, radon can be easily mitigated. If your home levels test above the recommended 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) contact an Energy Coach at Walking Mountains so that they can point you in the right direction for mitigation.