Free radon test kits now available

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that enters homes through the ground. Forty percent of homes in Garfield County have tested above the EPA limit.

PICK UP YOUR FREE KIT at the following locations:

  • Carbondale: CLEER office, Suite 7, 520 S. Third St. Carbondale, CO 81623, (970) 704-9200
  • Glenwood Springs: Garfield County Public Health, 2014 Blake Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, (970) 665-6383
  • Rifle: Public Health, 195 W. 14th St. Rifle, CO 81650, (970) 665-6383

Sealing up your home during the winter is great for keeping out the cold. But, if your home has radon you could be sealing this dangerous gas in!

Eighty percent of counties in Colorado are at high risk for radon, including Garfield County. Long-term exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers. It has no color, odor, or taste. The only way to know the level of radon in your home is to use a radon test kit. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has granted funding to Garfield County Public Health to administer a radon awareness and prevention program.

Radon testing is not recommended during warm weather months when homes are “open.” A closed environment is preferred in order to gauge an accurate level of radon in the home.

For more information, please call Garfield County Public Health at 970-665-6383.