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Radon Aware Colorado
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Radon Aware Colorado

Colorado Residents Are at Risk

Public health agencies across Colorado have come together to create the Public Health Radon Aware Colorado initiative to reduce exposure to radioactive radon gas and the associated risk of lung cancer.

In Colorado, 50% of homes have unhealthy radon levels; that’s equivalent to every person in the residence having 200 chest x-rays every year. This compare with only 6% of homes having unhealthy radon levels across the rest of the country.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in the U.S. and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. This is more people than breast, prostate, colon, and liver cancers combined! Radon exposure causes as many as 500 lung cancer deaths every year in Colorado.

Action Steps

It takes actions by all of us to reduce the risk and save lives. Below are actions professionals, policy-makers, homeowners, and rental property owners can take to protect children, families, and their communities:

About Public Health Radon Reduction Roadmap (PHR3)

The Public Health Radon Reduction Roadmap (PHR3) project is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants program and aims to reduce radon exposure and its associated risk of lung cancer by encouraging and supporting Colorado communities in becoming Radon Aware.

The project promotes radon awareness among the Colorado real estate community, policy makers, and building industry professionals of the risks of radon and the best techniques to reduce exposure.

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Radon Program

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