Our home in Fort Collins was a 27, our neighbors a 24. The radon levels were well above a safe level when we purchased them. Radon mitigation was absolutely necessary as radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the EPA..

Fall is definitely in the air. With that, the City of Fort Collins is encouraging community members to test the radon levels in their homes. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and naturally occurring gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

The City of Fort Collins explains that "radon gas enters homes and other buildings through cracks and openings in basements, crawl spaces, and slabs. Radon levels vary from house to house and have nothing to do with the age, upkeep, or quality of the building; however, Colorado homes are at a higher risk for radon."

Luckily testing for radon is pretty quick and easy. There are testing kits available at the Fort Collins Senior Center at 1200 Raintree Drive. The first 100 short-term tests claimed are free. After that, short-term tests are $6 and long-term kits are $20.

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