Routt County categorized as high risk for radon exposure
April 1, 2014
Steamboat Springs — Routt County recently was added to the list of Colorado counties at high risk for radon exposure.
With 11 other counties also added, all of Colorado now is categorized as high risk, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.