On the Home Front
Free Radon Test Kits
Radon is the leading cause of lung-cancer in non-smokers, and claims more than 20,000 lives a year (EPA, 2014). Radon is a natural occurring gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the soil. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), average radon tests in Lake County show levels elevated above the EPA's recommendations. Test your home now.
Lake County Public Health is teaming up with Cloud City Conservation Center (C4) to offer free radon test kits, available at the Lake County Environmental Services office (112 West 5th Street) or as part of your C4 Home Energy Assessment.