Half of Colorado residents are at risk of Radon poisoning

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Half of Colorado residents are at risk of radon poisoning, according to a new warning from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas and it can be anywhere, regardless of your home's age.

Experts said people who live on the Redlands are at an increased risk because of the shale underneath the neighborhood.

St. Mary’s Oncologists are handing out free radon test kit coupons.

"Radon gas is odorous and tasteless, and colorless and it's the second leading cause of lung cancer," said St. Mary's oncologist support supervisor Debra Hesse.

St. Mary’s say 25 percent of the kits come back positive. It's best to test your home every 5 years and if it does come back positive, its best to install vents and fans to circulate the air.

They say it's best to call Debra directly to order one at 970-298-2351.



 
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