Free Radon Class to Learn How to Mitigate Radon in Your Home





Contact:  Jannette Whitcomb, Senior Environmental Health Program Coordinator for the City of Aspen at 920-5069 or


Aspen, Co – May 12, 2104 – The City of Aspen is offering a free do-it-yourself class on how to install a radon mitigation system in your home.  The class will go over equipment and materials needed and the steps to take for installation.  The class is open to anyone in the Roaring Fork Valley and takes place Saturday, May 17th from 9am to 11am at The Third Street Center in Carbondale.  It includes an optional site visit to a home that has been mitigated for radon.  Light refreshments provided and all interested participants will be entered in a drawing for a discounted professional radon home mitigation.  Call Jannette Whitcomb at 920-5069 to sign up or for more information.


Radon, a radioactive gas, is a known carcinogen.  It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and can leak into any type of building, including your home.  It’s the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and causes thousands of deaths each year.  The good news is you can test for it and if it is present in your home, you can reduce the levels.  This class empowers you to do that for yourself.



Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014