What is Radon?

Radon! What’s up with this colorless, odorless, tasteless gas? It causes Lung Cancer! Radon can alter the DNA in your lungs and exposure over many years can cause lung cancer. Colorado has high levels of radon. It is estimated that over 21,000 deaths in the U. S. every year are related to radon. This is preventable! Visit the Resources page to find out more about radon.

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How Radon Causes Lung Cancer (courtesy of EPA)

 

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Image Courtesy of USGS Energy Resources Program

 

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Levels of Radon Across Colorado by County, 2011-2011 data, Source UGGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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