Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality pollutants include radon, mold, asbestos, lead, carbon monoxide, secondhand smoke and several other types of pollutants.

Radon

FREE Radon test kits are available at Grand County Public Health, please call 970-725-3288 or e-mail hwynd@co.grand.co.us to obtain a test kit. 

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the soil. Radon has no color, odor, or taste. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and half of Colorado homes have radon levels higher than the U.S. EPA recommended action level of 4 pCi/L. There are many pathways that radon can enter into your home putting those in your home at risk for possible radon exposure. For more information on radon visit CDPHE Testing and Mitigation your Home for Radon

For information on finding a certified radon mitigation company in Grand County visit CDPHE Find a Certified Radon Contractor.

Mold

The department receives several complaints a year in regards to mold in rental properties. Unfortunately the department has no jurisdiction in residential homes or apartments. You may want to seek legal advice for renters legal advice for renters in these cases.