Why Does Colorado Have A Radon Problem In Residential Homes?

The danger of radon gas in our homes.

The recent surveys show that most homes in Colorado counties may have radon levels that go beyond the recommended action level of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). People who are exposed to radon over a long-time risk developing serious health conditions such as lung cancer. Although radon problems can be caused by several factors, … Read more

What is EPA’s Action Level for Radon and What does it mean?

Presence of radon gas in the air

The national and international health agencies are responsible for addressing the health risk caused by indoor radon and regulating its remediation process. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is one of the independent executive agencies that has been tasked by the federal government of the United States to deal with environmental protection matters. To keep everyone … Read more

Do Ceiling Fans Reduce Radon?

The message "danger radon" written on a yellow stripe

Radon can be extremely dangerous if present in your home since it cannot be detected without performing tests. It is important to take necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe from the health effects caused by radon gas. Using ceiling fans is one of the most inexpensive ways to expel radon gas from … Read more

Is 1.9 pCi/L A Safe Radon Level For A Home?

Portable information device for monitoring radioactive gas radon - concept image

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be a major problem in your home if present at higher levels. It is quite difficult for people to accept that the only place they look for comfort and security can also pose a significant danger to one’s health. The average level for radon gas … Read more

Can Radon Gas Cause Cancer?

The danger of radon gas in our homes - concept image with an outline of a small house with radon text against a cracked brick wall

Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause cancer. It can easily seep into homes and buildings undetected, so it is important to know what the risks are and take precautions. A professional should check radon levels in your home if you live in an area where radon accumulates or have been exposed to high … Read more

Does Opening Windows Reduce Radon?

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This is the most asked question as to whether opening windows can help reduce radon in the house. The answer to that is vague. It is yes and no. Yes, because in some cases opening the window will temporarily lower the radon levels. It can also be a no because opening your window might be … Read more