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Colorado’s National Radon Action Month Begins with Proclamation and Website Provides Detailed Information

by Margaret Henderson

In a proclamation from Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper, the importance of National Radon Action Month of January 2017 was highlighted. See https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/HM_sw3_Radon-Action-2017.pdf

The proclamation notes that approximately 50 percent of Colorado homes have radon levels in excess of the EPA recommended action level of 4 pCi/L and all 64 Colorado counties are rated at high risk for elevated radon. To encourage testing, the proclamation notes that it is easy and inexpensive.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provides coupons for reduced-cost radon test kits through http://www.coloradoradon.info
The department’s website offers a variety of information, including:

• Testing and mitigating your home
Test kits, where to test, how to test, find a contractor, file a complaint against a contractor

• Radon and real estate
Dealing with radon in real estate transactions, radon-resistant construction

• Understanding radon
Public information videos, radon in Colorado, how radon gets in, radon in schools

• Radon and your health
Health information related to radon

• Data and reports
Colorado Environmental Public Health Tracking, awareness and behavior, radon in schools

• Low-income mitigation assistance

• Residential Radon Mitigation Study Webinar

For more information, contact:
Chrystine Kelley
Radon Program coordinator