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Jefferson County Colorado Infographic Addresses “Is Your Home Safe from Radon?”

Jefferson County Colorado Public Health, in its program sponsored by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment through the Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants Program, features a website with information about radon for the community.

An infographic entitled “Is Your Home Safe from Radon?” attractively provides coverage of the basis regarding radon and the home scaled to individual, statewide and nationwide relevance and gives contact information.

The poster notes that approximately 50% of the homes in Colorado have radon problems. The infographic describes what radon is and how radon can enter the home. It also notes testing is easy and fixing radon is inexpensive and easy, too. It provides a comparison for the pubic noting that “In Colorado, living in a home with average levels of radon (6.4pCi/L) for one year is like having 200 chest x-rays every year. That’s more than three chest x-rays for every person in the house every week.” It also notes that in the US, more than 20,000 people die due to radon-induced lung cancer. The poster gives contact information for:

· Boulder County Public Health 303.441.1580 Website: BoulderCountyRadon.org

· Broomfield Public Health & Environment 720.887.2220 Email: publichealth@broomfield.org

· Denver Environmental Health 720.913.1311 Website: Denvergov.org/healthinspections

· Jefferson County Public Health 303.232.6301 Website: Jeffco.us/public-health/air-quality/radon-gas

· Tri-County Health Department 303.220.9200 Website: TCHD.org/630/Radon

· Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment 1.800.846.3986 Website: ColoradoRadon.info

To see the infographic, visit

https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/16056/radon-infographic-realtors

For more information, use the online query at https://www.jeffco.us/FormCenter/General-Contact-23/Contact-Us-90