JeffersonCounty Public Health (JCPH) encourages all residents to have their homes tested for radon gas, a naturally occurring gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exposure to radon is responsible for an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year and is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Elevated levels of radon have been found in homes all across the country. In Colorado, 52 of its 64 counties are at high risk for radon. Due to the unpredictable nature of the gas, two houses right next to each other may have very different radon levels. Testing is the only way to know for certain if you and your loved ones are at risk.