Health officials encourage radon testing in homes


January 8, 2020

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and El Paso County has been designated as an area with high radon potential, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Take action this January during National Radon Action Month by testing your home for radon.

Radon, a radioactive gas that can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted, results from the natural breakdown of uranium in soils, rock, and water. Radon in Colorado is generated by the radioactive decay of radium, present in uranium-bearing soils found throughout the Rocky Mountains and the eastern plains. All ho...

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