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Colorado Grant Provides Free Test Kits in Partnership Arrangements

by Margaret Henderson

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) provided a grant for supplying free radon gas test kits and help with mitigation to property owners in Eagle County, Colorado, through 2017. This grant is in partnership with Walking Mountains Science Center, Energy Smart Colorado, Shaw Cancer Center and Eagle County Environmental Health. This promotion was a key element in the 2017 National Radon Action Month events.

In Colorado, the average indoor radon level is about 6.4 pCi/L. The major source or radon in Colorado comes from natural geologic deposits of uranium and radium throughout the state.

Through this grant, free radon testing kits were available during the month of January from three locations throughout the Eagle Valley, including the Environmental Health Department, a pharmacy and the Science Center. In addition to the free test kits, Energy Smart Colorado can provide financing and up to a $500 rebate locally for eligible homeowners interested in Radon Mitigation systems with a Home Energy Assessment.

For more information about radon in Colorado, visit:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/categories/services-and-information/environment/radon