The EPA estimates that 20,000 people annually, lose their life to radon gas.
In the USA. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is the #1 killer for non-smokers.
Radon gas exposure is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers!
Unfortunately, the majority of Colorado residents are not aware of the dangers of radon gas exposure even though most of Colorado is in the Action 1 Zone. Radon gas develops due to the breakdown of uranium in the soil. It then comes into the house through cracks or openings in the foundation of the structure. It is a gas that you cannot see or smell and radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Radon levels in Stark and Summit are elevated above the EPA’s recommended indoor limit of 4pCi/L. If you live in any of the red areas on the map you need to have your home tested for radon, even if it is not involved in a property transfer. Most cases of lung cancer are not discovered until stage 3 or 4. Testing now for prevention is the best solution.
A professional radon test uses a Continuous Radon Monitor that is placed in the lowest livable area in the home and takes 48 hours or more to complete the test properly.
If the property does test above the recommended levels, mitigation is suggested. Mitigation removes the bad air before it enters the home. Installation takes less than a day and an additional radon test is required after the mitigation system is installed.