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Public Health officials encourage radon home testing in January

 

Last updated 1/19/2022 at 9:28am

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Health officials say radon testing kits are an easy way to check homes for the gas.

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 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) encourages residents to take action this January during National Radon Action Month by testing your home for radon.   

According to the EPA, radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Nearly 50 percent of Colorado homes have unhealthy levels of cancer-causing radon, a radioactive gas that has no color, odor, or tas...



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