Upcoming workshops and trainings

Radon workshops

Free workshops explain risks of radon, how to make homes safe

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is estimated to cause 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. In Garfield County, 40 percent of homes have tested high for radon.

Radon exposure is a cancer risk that we can do something about. Two free workshops are being held in Rifle and Carbondale to inform residents about radon testing and how to make your home safe.

Morgan Hill, radon expert with Garfield County Environmental Health, will explain where radon comes from, the health risks of radon exposure, testing for radon, and how the mitigation process works for a variety of homes.

Anyone who has done radon testing with results above the EPA's "action limit" of 4 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L) is encouraged to attend either of the free workshops.

Hill will provide resources for do-it-yourself solutions and references for radon mitigation contractors that serve western Colorado.

Israel Solis, project manager at Stanton Engineering Solutions, will explain different types of radon mitigation systems available for homeowners.

Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Garfield County Administration Building, 195 W. 14th St.
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Thursday, March 1, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
CLEER Resource Center at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Suite 7
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The free radon workshops are presented by Garfield Clean Energy and CLEER, and sponsored by Garfield County, Town of Carbondale and Stanton Engineering.

The workshop includes refreshments, free home radon test kits and a chance to win a $250 coupon for a radon mitigation system from Stanton Engineering.