MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO)-- In honor of Radon Action Month, Mesa County Public Health wants to encourage folks to sign up for a free Radon kit.
A little over 50% of houses here in Mesa County do have an elevated level of Radon. That’s because soil found in Colorado is rich in minerals like Uranium.
When Uranium breaks down, it becomes Radon which can get into our air or drinking water.
The risk of being exposed to Radon doubles in the winter time when doors and windows are kept shut tight.
“It’s recommended that you test every couple of years," says Cory Lindbo, Owner of Western Slope Home Inspection."Even if you have a current radon system in or if you’ve had a previous test, seismic activity and different changes even in your home structure can change and alter what your radon level would ultimately be.”
You can sign up for a free radon kit through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.