Radon Reduction Roadmap
Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties are home to nearly 3 million residents, which is 55% of Colorado’s population. That’s why public health agencies from these counties have come together to create the Public Health Radon Aware initiative to reduce exposure to radioactive radon gas and the associated risk of lung cancer.
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:
- Real Estate Professionals: Become a Radon Aware Real Estate Professional. It’s quick and easy, and can help save lives.
- Builders: Use radon-resistant construction techniques (RRNC).
- Building Departments: Learn about radon-resistant new construction and radon mitigation in this technical guidance for Colorado.
- Homeowners: Test your home for radon. Fixing the problem is easy and inexpensive.
- Rental Property Owners: Test your rental for radon. Inform renters, in writing, before a lease is signed that the rental space has been tested for radon and disclose the results.
- Policy-Makers: Consider making Radon Resistant New Construction a requirement in your jurisdiction. Many communities have already taken steps toward adopting these codes. View this menu for other recommended program and policy options to protect your community
The PHR3 partnership is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants program to identify strategies to reduce radon exposure and promote their adoption. The project includes:
- Research on radon testing and reduction practices (including building codes) for new and existing single-family and multi-family homes within the region and throughout the U.S.
- Promote radon awareness among the real estate community, policy makers, and building industry professionals of the risks of radon and the best techniques to reduce exposure.
- Develop tools specifically designed for Colorado to support radon-resistant new single-family and multi-family homes, radon mitigation for existing single-family and multi-family homes and to encourage testing for builders and all property owners.