Is Radon Testing Necessary?
Radon testing in Colorado is a must! Whether you’re new to Colorado or have lived here a long time, there’s something you need to know about our state. Every single Colorado home is at a high risk for radon gas. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
Radon Testing for Peace of Mind
Any home can have a radon problem, including new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. No matter the age, type of construction or where your home is located, the only way to be sure of the radon level in your home is to test.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive, cancer-causing gas which is produced by natural processes in the earth. As uranium in the soil breaks down, it releases radon gas; a highly radioactive noble gas. What that means is that it won’t combine with other elements. It is found everywhere on earth, so radon exposure can’t be avoided – but it should be minimized to safe levels.
Radon Testing Can Help Identify Entry Routes
Radon can enter a home any place it finds an opening where the house is in contact with the ground: cracks in foundation walls and in floor slabs, construction joints, gaps around service pipes, support posts, window casements, floor drains, sumps or cavities inside walls. [/two-thirds-first]
For more information please visit:
Home Buyer’s and
Seller’s Guide to Radon (PDF)
World Health Organization’s International Radon Project
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Radon
The EPA and your state health department strongly recommends that ALL home buyers and owners have their home tested for indoor radon. Cost is only $150 if done at time of inspection. Equipment will need to be left in the home for a few days.
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