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New Municipal Code for Outdoor Residential Burning
Effective March 29, 2019, the City of Fort Collins Council adopted new nuisance code language to help protect some of our most vulnerable members of the community from the health and nuisance impacts of wood smoke.
Have You Tested for Radon?
Did you know that testing your home for radon is simple and life-saving? The City of Fort Collins encourages all citizens to test their homes for radon. The most recently calculated data tells us that approximately 500 lung cancer deaths occur yearly in Colorado due to radon exposure. Radon test kits are available for sale at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.
Receive A FREE Home Health Assessment Today!
The Healthy Homes program is a free, volunteer-driven program that helps families improve the indoor air quality of their homes. Through awareness and education, the Healthy Homes program provides low-cost or no-cost solutions that help residents create a healthier home. Call (970) 416-2832 to sign-up for an assessment today!
Indoor Air Pollution
We spend over 90% of our lives indoors (at home, school, work, in our cars, etc). It makes sense that we keep our indoor air as clean as possible. While we most often focus on outdoor air pollution, there are many pollutants indoors that deserve equal attention and action.
- Indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air.
- Ninety percent (90%) or more of each day is spent in our home, school, workplace, or car.
- The elderly, the very young, pregnant women, and those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments are often the first to notice indoor air pollution problems.
- Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks.
- Small changes can make a big impact on the quality of indoor air.
A safe and pleasant indoor "world" can often be achieved by making simple changes to your everyday routine.