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50% of Homes in Colorado Have High Radon Levels – Help Protect Your Community During Radon Action Month

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Denver, CO, January 05, 2023 –(PR.com)– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. This January, raise awareness about the risks of radon in your community — and teach others how to test their homes.

Not only do half the homes in Colorado have high radon levels, but 1 in 3 Utah homes have elevated radon levels, according to the Colorado and Utah public health departments. The EPA reports that 1 in 15 homes in the United States have high radon levels.

Living in a home with high radon levels can be dangerous for your health. According to the CDC, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and it is estimated to cause over 20,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Because of the ways that radon and tobacco smoke damage the lungs, high radon levels are especially dangerous for people who smoke. Their risk of lung cancer is 10 times higher than non-smokers.

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