Many people who have done their homework and are aware of the health hazards associated with Radon Testing Colorado Springs find it quite surprising that the City of Colorado Springs has chosen to ignore its own rules and regulations. In fact, they did everything in their power to purposely evade the requirements for radon testing in certain areas.
The Court of Appeals has now overturned the decision of the city to continue operating their land-based radon testing CPR program after being notified by EPA in 2020 that their test was inaccurate. The Radon Detection Plan allows for an annual radon testing only in some areas, but does not cover a larger portion of the city. The consent of the property owner will not be honored under this method of radon testing.
Colorado Springs wants to end its CPR program that will provide non-detection or lower detection levels of radon in properties. The good news is that this will greatly reduce your exposure and offer you protection. If you have a higher than normal level of radon in your home, you will have your radiologist send you a referral to a radon mitigation company that will do the radon testing for you at no cost.
Many years ago the American Radon Institute recommended radon testing for all homes that were built after 1978, because of the rise in radon in homes. Radon can cause lung cancer and increase the risks of developing leukemia, according to the Center for Disease Control. All Denver radon mitigation companies are required to adhere to the CDC guidelines for radon mitigation.
Radon Mitigation is an important part of eliminating your risk of exposure to the highly carcinogenic substance. The Colorado Springs Radon mitigation will work in two phases: radon test kit testing and radon mitigation. The radon test kit is required in your home for radon mitigation purposes, regardless of whether or not the home is already tested for radon and if so, the radon mitigation testing has been performed already.
The radon test kit will need to be placed in the crawl space or in the basement of your home, where radon can accumulate. The American Radon Institute recommends the radon mitigation is performed in these areas of the home, in case there is significant risk of exposure to radon.
According to the Colorado Springs Radon Mitigation Plan, the first radon mitigation will be limited to the community of Englewood. This may mean the city has chosen to compromise on their own efforts to maintain safety in the city. It could also mean the City has made the decision to delay radon mitigation of homes in order to wait for the DRC to adopt the EPA guidelines.
Regardless of what the City of Colorado Springs decides, it is absolutely essential to follow all radon testing procedures including the radon test kit and radon mitigation. The testing can be done at home with the kit, or at a radon mitigation center in the Springs area, depending on where you live. Radon is a health hazard and needs to be detected and mitigated for the public’s safety.