Getting testy about radon - Uranium byproduct is prevalent in Colorado homes

It could behoove residents of Southwest Colorado to test their home for a silent stalker - odorless, colorless, tasteless radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. The average radon reading - based on 165 home tests done a year ago in La...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/22/2007

Simple steps to take to keep your home healthy

We all want to live in a safe, healthy home, but unhealthy conditions are not always immediately obvious. The good news is that once you know what to look for, it's easy to make note of a few things around your home, and then clean them up or improve...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/03/2020

Habitat for Humanity goes green

One of Durango's grassroots nonprofits is taking a sustainable approach to affordable housing. Staff worked with project consultants to integrate features such as passive solar gain, radon mitigation, water-permeable site paving and raised garden bed...[Read More]

Date Published: 06/23/2008

Health officials warn of radon, mold: Tests indicate 63% of area homes at risk from naturally occurring gas

Radon occurs naturally in the ground but also can come from mill tailings. Tailings, which were used in home and road construction before their danger was understood, remain under the streets of Durango, despite a federal program that spent millions on...[Read More]

Date Published: 04/14/2008

San Juan Basin Public Health to provide radon workshops and test kits

January is National Radon Action Month, and San Juan Basin Public Health will hold free radon testing workshops and provide free radon kits to participants. About half of Colorado homes have radon gas levels that exceed the Environmental Protection...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/09/2020

Radon be gone: The invisible, dangerous deadly gas

Last night as I listened to the news, they discussed Dana Reeves dying from lung cancer. She had never smoked and discussion ensued as to many people dying who hadn't smoked and why. The Environmental Protection Agency has documented that 12 percent...[Read More]

Date Published: 03/09/2006