Mold Molds can trigger asthma episodes in individuals with an allergic reaction to mold
Radon Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.
Polybutylene Pipe Polybutylene is a plastic like material known as a polymer
Asbestos Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance.

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.
You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home.  Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

Radon can be found all over the U.S.
Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building - homes, offices, and schools - and build up to high levels. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home. That's where you spend most of your time.

You should test for radon.
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. EPA also recommends testing in schools.
Testing is inexpensive and easy - it should only take a few minutes of your time. Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon.

You can fix a radon problem.  
There are simple ways to fix a radon problem that aren't too costly. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.

If you have further questions about Radon, please call :
Your Colorado Radon Contact:

Dept. of Public Health and Environment,
Laboratory and Radiation Services Division
8100 Lowry Boulevard
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 692-3090
Radon Contact: Linda Martin
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Contact: Steve Fine
(303) 692-3164

The National Radon Information Line:

[1 (800) 767-7236] or (if you have tested your home)
The Radon FIX-IT Program at:

Or Call Elaine Ashby 800-262-1539 Ex 20

or Email Elaine Ashby

Visit the Radon information page for full "Radon Guide"
Polybutylene Pipe
Information from Nootech Web Site
What is Polybutylene Recognizing Polybutylene
Polybutylene is a plastic like material known as a polymer. This material was widely used for plumbing in millions of homes between 1978 and 1995. Polybutylene was eventually found to be defective. Hundreds of thousands of homes plumbed with polybutylene have experienced leaks and those that haven't will.

The ease of installation of Polybutylene Pipe, made this material a great cost savings in construction and therefore was installed in many new homes built between 1978 to 1995.
Due to many leaks associated with Polybutylene, a lawsuit was entered into to cover replacement cost. This lawsuit became a class action claim and to this date over 1 billion dollars have been set aside to help defer these costs.
Whether you are covered in this lawsuit or not, the threat of polybutylene water leaks are real.

* Polybutylene pipe is easy to recognize in its two most popular forms.
* Outdoor (yard service) polybutylene is mainly Blue in color hence it's nickname Poly-blue.

* Most yard service pipe is hidden from view (it's buried!) and unless a leak is noted, the majority of homeowners are unaware of its presence.
* Sometimes due to Poly-blues' ease of installation; copper or cpvc was "stubbed" from the meter and out of the ground to the house and connected in between with Poly-blue.
* Interior Poly pipe is usually gray in color.
* Interior poly was connected with both gray plastic fittings and copper insert fillings.
* Sometimes polybutylene is visible at the connections of your sinks and water heaters.
* Some companies used copper "stub outs" through the walls and the polybutylene is concealed in the wall.
* The "Best" method to determine if your home has Polybutylene is to have a Qualified plumber or home inspection agent inspect your home.
* Even an Inspector will NOT be able to determine if the Polybutylene in your home will leak or not.
What does this mean to you?
Between 6 million and 10 million homes were plumbed with polybutylene
* Polybutylene leaks are unpredictable, without warning or symptoms
* In some cases, damages from Polybutylene leaks have been as expensive is the original cost of the house
* Insurance companies are beginning to cancel policies with leak claim history and will not issue new policies for homes with existing Polybutylene
* Manufacturers of Polybutylene Resin have settled a class action lawsuit to pay a minimum sum of $950 million to replace polybutylene pipe.
* The claim deadline is estimated to occur in the year 2007.
* Denial of claims has surpassed the 50% mark.
* Polybutylene piping in your home reduces its appeal on the real estate market.
For information about the class action suit visit Nootech Web Site

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