Public health works to protect your water, air quality

In the Four Corners, we love our world-class mountains, deserts, forests and rivers. Most people worry about water and air quality in this context- are we protecting our rivers from the impacts of growth, agricultural practices, and historic mining? What am I breathing on my mountain bike ride? As important as these questions are, [...]

By | 2018-03-06T10:31:15+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Air Quality, SJBPH Columns, Water Quality|Comments Off on Public health works to protect your water, air quality

Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month and local agencies San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and Colorado State University Extension Office of La Plata County encourage you to take action to reduce your exposure to radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that can only be detected through radon testing. It is produced [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:41:53+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Air Quality, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Radon Action Month

Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest Wildfires Affecting Air Quality

Air Quality Advisory San Juan Basin Public Health advises that if visibility is less than five miles, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. People with [...]

By | 2018-03-16T09:13:39+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Air Quality|Comments Off on Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest Wildfires Affecting Air Quality

Coloradans encouraged to test homes for radon during January

Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon, according to Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Testing your home for radon is simple and works best when all your doors and windows are closed,” Kelley said. “That’s why January is a great time [...]

By | 2018-04-06T09:50:22+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Air Quality, Events|Comments Off on Coloradans encouraged to test homes for radon during January

Radon Action Month, a time to test your home

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the soil. Harmful measures have been found in all 50 states but in Colorado almost half the homes register above the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended action level of 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L). Through cracks in foundations, crawl spaces, well [...]

By | 2018-04-20T12:53:42+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Air Quality, Events, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Radon Action Month, a time to test your home
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