SJBPH makes it easy for residents to test for radon

You can’t see it or smell it, but radon gas might be at unsafe levels in your home. This colorless, odorless radioactive gas is found throughout Southwest Colorado thanks to the natural decay of uranium in our soils. This winter, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) encourages all residents of the region to keep [...]

By |2019-02-19T12:06:39-06:00February 19th, 2019|Air Quality, Recent News|Comments Off on SJBPH makes it easy for residents to test for radon

January is Radon Action Month: SJBPH Provides Free Radon Workshops and Test Kits

Durango, Colo.: January is National Radon Action Month and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and Colorado State University Extension Office will hold free radon testing workshops and provide free radon kits to participants. Approximately half of Colorado homes have radon gas levels that exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s action level.  In Colorado, radon [...]

By |2019-01-15T12:53:15-06:00January 15th, 2019|Air Quality, Events|Comments Off on January is Radon Action Month: SJBPH Provides Free Radon Workshops and Test Kits

416 Fire Updates

Reentry Fire Evacuated Residents Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home Mental Health After a Wildfire Wildland Fire Chemical Clean-Up Flooding Large-scale wildfires dramatically alter the terrain and ground conditions. Flooding after fire is often more severe, as debris and ash left from the fire can form mudflows and leave large amounts of [...]

By |2018-08-01T12:05:38-06:00July 27th, 2018|Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates, Recent News|Comments Off on 416 Fire Updates

416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 7/6

Durango, Bondad, and Aztec will have relief from the early morning unhealthy smoke conditions of the past few days, though areas of heavy smoke have been observed along the Animas River and southward to the New Mexico state line. Hermosa will see moderate early morning smoke which should begin clearing after 10 a.m. Smoke [...]

By |2018-07-06T09:22:10-06:00July 6th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 7/6

416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory Cancelled: Updated 6/17

6/17/18 - Decreasing smoke production from the 416 Fire along with anticipated rainfall will allow the Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke to be cancelled for La Plata, northeastern Montezuma, and eastern Dolores Counties. If conditions warrant, this advisory could be re-issued at a future date. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) in [...]

By |2018-06-19T09:46:19-06:00June 17th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory Cancelled: Updated 6/17