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Climate Action Collaborative: What you need to know about radon and your home

The Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as Radon Action Month to help people understand the risks of radon in buildings. Radon is an odorless gas that is released from naturally decaying radium and uranium in the soil and can be a...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/01/2020


Walking Mountains hosts Science Behind event for radon awareness

Honor your family's health for Radon Awareness Month by learning about where radon comes from and its danger to human health. This month's Science Behind program at Walking Mountains Science Center will be presented by Chris Nichols and Roger Felch,...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/27/2020


How to test your home for radon during Walking Mountains' Radon Action Month

In an effort to help prevent lung cancer caused by radon gas, Walking Mountains Science Center's Energy Smart Colorado program has partnered with Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Eagle County's Environmental Health Department to raise awareness and...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/09/2020


High radon levels detected in half of locally tested homes

With National Radon Action Month having arrived, Pitkin County and Aspen environmental health officials are issuing reminders about the dangers of the odorless, colorless, radioactive gas and how local property owners can take steps to lessen its...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/03/2020


Radon calling!

Radon, a radioactive, odorless, tasteless gas produced during the natural decay of uranium, is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, and the primary cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Pitkin County, and much of Colorado, is in the...[Read More]

Date Published: 02/27/2007


The silent, slow killer

Generous mines of silver and gold brought people to the Rocky Mountains in the 1800s. But little did those prospectors realize that with all the precious metal comes rich deposits of decaying uranium, which produce some of the highest levels of...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/20/2007