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I Just found out that the house I rented last year had a radon

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I Just found out that the house I rented last year had a radon problem. The EPA recommended max level in residential areas is 4 and this house just sold and was inspected with a radon level of 11. I was pregnant the entire time I lived there. I have researched and there are some pretty serious potential health problems for babies exposed in utero. The house previously sold in 2007... i dont know what the radon level was when they inspected then, and I looked it up and there is no legal responsibility in the state of colorado for landlords to test for radon - but I am wondering if there is any recourse if they knew and did not disclose?
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Yes, if there was a dangerous condition which the landlord knew about and did not disclose it to the tenant, the landlord may typically be held liable for injuries to the tenant. Here is a link to the CO bar's website which discusses this issue (Under the heading "Dangerous Conditions"):

http://www.cobar.org/index.cfm/ID/1723/subID/6239/Landlord-Tenant-Rights,-and-Obligations-of-Tenants/

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