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Here’s How to Get Your Free Radon Test Kit From Weld County

Radon is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, and 46 percent of all homes in Colorado are estimated to have high levels, according to Weld County public health officials.

With funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment is offering free radon test kits to any Weld resident — limit one per household.

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Danbury Offering Free Radon Testing to Residents

The Danbury Health and Human Services Department will be providing free radon testing kits for Danbury residents on a first come, first serve basis. Free radon testing is part of an ongoing city initiative to work with residents in keeping our community safe and healthy.

Radon in homes is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that forms when uranium decays is found in rocks, soil and water. The gas is invisible and has no smell, making it an elusive “silent killer” if it’s not specifically tested for. It’s believed that radon gas exposure is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year and the City of Danbury is being proactive in offering free radon testing kits.

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Free Radon Testing for West End Residents

A recent state grant is allowing the Telluride Foundation to launch the Radon Information & Protection Program, offering free radon testing to area homeowners until the end of September.

In partnership with the San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) and the International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology (iCAST), the program leverages grant money from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to provide the free testing for the first 30 people who receive a San Miguel Power Partners home energy assessment from SMPA.

President of the Telluride Foundation Paul Major explains that the idea came when the foundation recognized there was unused grant money for San Miguel county from the CDPHE. “We were looking at this as money being left behind for our county,” he says. “We feel like, if there are opportunities out there to support the community we should go after those funding resources.”