Radon InformationResources for Colorado

Avg picocurie per County

Pictured above is graph of the major Denver Metro Counties and the relevant picocurie (pCi/L). What is a picocurie? Click here to learn more. Data taken from http://county-radon.info

Denver Radon Information

There are several great sources of information for radon in Colorado online. Some of the basics are included throughout the pages of this website. If you cannot find what you are looking for and have an unanswered question, please call or contact us through the form on our contact page.

What is radon?

Radon is a carcinogen, a deadly carcinogen leading to lung cancer. Radon has been determined to be the second leading cause of lung cancer, so the effects of radon are deadly. Radon comes from the breakdowns of radium which is found in most soils. This radioactive breakdown enters buildings through the foundation typically and can be trapped inside the house. Indoor radon levels will test higher because of the concentration of the gases as they are trapped indoors.

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What is a picoCurie (pCi)?

The basis for the curie is the radioactivity of one gram of radium. Radium decays at a rate of about 2.2 trillion disintegrations (2.2x1012) per minute. A pico cure is one trillionth of a curie.

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Radon Information and Resources

We have compiled some of the basics of radon, radon mitigation, testing and more below.


Health Risks of Radon

Health Risks

Health risks to individuals and families exposed to radon gases for extended periods of time.

radon mitigation

Radon Mitigation

Learn the basics about the Radon mitigation process.

EPA Radon

EPA

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has provided a significant amount of information about Radon testing and mitigation as well.

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AARST

American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists is the nation's organization for individuals performing indoor radon measurements.

Home Radon Test Kit

Buying Radon Test Kit

Where and what to purchase for do-it-yourself home test kits.

Radon blog

Blog

A2Z Radon blog. Information for testing and mitigation, the more you learn the more you know about the process.

Top Myths and Facts about Radon

Top Myths and Facts about Radon

There are several misconceptions about Radon. Learn the truth and how critical Radon is to your family's health and safety.

Contact A2Z Radon

Contact

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Radon causes lung cancer. Image of lungs with cancer.

Direct Evidence Linking Radon in Homes to Lung Cancer

Residential Radon gas exposure and lung cancer, The Iowa Radon lung cancer study.

Radon Facts and Myths

MYTH #1. My home is new so I don't have a radon problem.

Fact: This is simply not true. New homes can have just as much radon inside as an older home and sometimes even more depending on how tight the house is built.

MYTH #2. My neighbor doesn't have high radon levels so my house won't either.

Fact: This is also not true. Your home could have twice as much radon as your neighbors home. This depends on if your house has a crawl space how tight it is, cracks in the floor, open sump lids etc...

MYTH #3. Radon isn't really harmful, I've lived here for 25 years and don't have any health problems.

Fact: The truth is that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Only people that smoke have a higher risk of getting lung cancer. You will reduce the risk of lung cancer when you reduce the radon levels, even if you have lived with an elevated radon level for a long time.