11/08/2007

Radon

Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas created from natural deposits of uranium and radium in the soil. It can be drawn into buildings, and if there are heavy concentrations, radon can cause cancer in humans with prolonged exposure.

We have many resources at the State Publications Library discussing radon including tips on testing your home, and how to treat it. A search in our library catalog for the term "radon" will bring up a list of titles. Publications of interest include:
  • "Radon the Invisible Killer", a video for Colorado residents from the Department of Public Health and Environment is available online, and can also be checked out from our library. The video is available along with general information on radon on the department website

  • "Radon in the Home", a fact sheet from the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service.

  • "Dealing with Radon in Real Estate Transactions", HE17/32.2/R77/2004

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