Do I Need A Radon Test in Colorado?

Radon is present in roughly 50% of all Colorado homes. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States and is responsible for approximately 500 lung cancer deaths annually in Colorado. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the soil that can enter your home from the soil beneath it.

The EPA recommends testing at least every two years for the life of the home even when a radon mitigation system is present.  Additionally, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommends that all homes in Colorado be tested for radon.

Testing or sampling for radon is the only way to identify current levels in a dwelling.  Anyone performing a test and/or mitigation must be licensed by either the NRSB or AARST.  In July of 2021, Colorado began requiring licensing of radon specialists through DORA (the Department of Regulatory Agencies) to protect consumers.

Visit https://www.epa.gov/radon for additional information.