News Releases

January 11, 2016

46 percent of homes tested in El Paso County have high levels of radon.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and El Paso County has been designated as an area with high radon potential, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that results from the natural breakdown of uranium found in soils, rock, and water. All homes regardless of construction type or style can have elevated radon levels.

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