Yes there is Radon in Colorado. Recently we became aware of the dangers of Radon and how easy it is to just deal with this issue when you build and not wait until later to mitigate. Its easy to do when you build. As a public service from we want to make you aware of the dangers. Please read on.

What is Radon?

It is defined as a gaseous radioactive element which is an extremely toxic, colorless gas and is derived from the radioactive decay of radium naturally occuring in the soil, earth and rock beneath your home; well water and building materials.

What are the Health Effects From Exposure to Radon?

No immediate symptoms. Estimated to contribute to between 7,000 and 30,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Smokers are at higher risk of developing Radon-induced lung cancer. The only health effect which has been definitively linked with radon exposure is lung cancer. Lung cancer would usually occur years (5-25) after exposure. There is no evidence that other respiratory diseases, such as asthma, are caused by radon exposure and there is no evidence that children are at any greater risk of radon induced lung cancer than adults.

Find out more here on the EPA Web Page and you can either find Radon test kits in places like Home Depot or Lowes Building supply or at . Here’s to your good health!

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