4CORE and the Colorado State Extension Office of La Plata County partnered to increase community awareness of public health issues related to residential indoor air pollution and radon in 2014. Working together, the organizations reached over 400 La Plata County residents and provided 24 free community workshops.
4CORE received an Environmental Justice Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund educational workshops on Healthy Homes across La Plata County. CSU Extension received a Radon Grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment to provide radon education and test kits.
You Can Still Get Radon Testing
We spend almost 90% of our time indoors, and 50% of our time inside our homes, according to the US EPA. Why not make your home safe, efficient, and comfortable? Investing in energy efficiency is better than most stock market investments. As utility prices rise, your efficiency return on investment grows.
“Radon, a radioactive naturally occurring gas, which is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, exists at high levels in La Plata County,” says Wendy Rice with CSU Extension, “No one knows how safe their home is until they do the test.”