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City of Fort Collins Mayor Proclaims NRAM


WHEREAS, January is National Radon Action Month and all Fort Collins community
members are strongly encouraged to test their homes for radon; and

WHEREAS, radon is a naturally occurring, colorless and odorless radioactive gas that is
the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, contributing to as many as 500 lung
cancer deaths in Colorado each year; and

WHEREAS, any home may have high levels of radon, even if neighboring homes do
not, and elevated levels pose a serious health threat to community members; and

WHEREAS, over 50 percent of Fort Collins homes have radon levels in excess of the
EPA recommended action level; and

WHEREAS, radon testing is easy and inexpensive, and Fort Collins community
members can test their homes using low-cost test kits available at the Senior Center; and

WHEREAS, all Fort Collins community members are encouraged to protect their
families from the serious health risks associated with radon by reducing any elevated radon
levels found in their homes.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Wade Troxell, Mayor of the City of Fort Collins, do hereby
proclaim January 2020 as RADON ACTION MONTH.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the City of Fort
Collins this 7th day of January, A.D. 2020.