Radon is silently a hazard for Colorado residents. Radon is a toxic, radioactive gas that emits from the ground, making basements and cellars particularly susceptible for reading high radon levels. Radon is thought to cause a number of negative health effects, but we can be quite certain that it is a strong contribute to lung cancer. Radon abatement is the first step to making sure that you and your family is safe from the negative effects of radon. Check the basements to make sure that you do not have cracks in your foundation, through which radon seeps into the basement and, consequently, the rest of the house. Next, check to see if your water supply have been affected by radon. Radon can be a particular hazard to children. But so far, we have only talked about homes and resident radon remediation. But of course, radon is not simply confined to residential areas. Radon does not discriminate between residential areas and public areas. And it does stop at commercial areas, too. Especially, if you are working in the basement of a building or in a building that even has a basement, you want to make sure that your workplace is safe from radon. This is especially the case if you are the business owner. The business owner may find himself or herself liable if a worker is negatively affected by radon. As the business owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that you have cultivated a safe work environment in which your employees are able to make a living wage without harming themselves as a necessity of their work. If there are high levels of radon in the workplace and those employees are required to go to that place, then this does not meet the requirements of a safe workplace. The burden is even heavier because, in fairness, you would never know if there was radon in your workplace or not without the technical tools of a radon specialist. Like residents in Colorado, you have to make sure that you have informed yourself about radon. You will not know that your employees are in danger until they are already sick. That is why it is just good practice to call a radon specialist every so often to test for radon in the workplace. Other radon mitigation strategies can also include installing an air purification system. As an employee, you have the right to work in a place that does not endanger your health unknowingly. Push your bosses to have your building tested for radon. They may have not even thought about it until you bring it up. As just mentioned, it can be a challenge because you cannot smell or see radon. Because it is so hard to detect by the senses (impossible, rather!), then there is a greater demand to increase your awareness about radon. Make sure that your workplace is safe and clean, whether you are an employee or an employer. We should be able to work in a place that safe and clean.