Dangerous levels of radon have been found in 34.5% of Utah homes, according to a recent investigative report by ABC news 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that can seep into your home through cracks in your basement or foundation. According to the EPA, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and causes over 21,000 deaths annually. The U.S. Surgeon General had the following to say about radon:
“Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the county,” Dr. Carmona said. “It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.”
The good news is that testing for radon in your home is a simple and inexpensive process. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality maintains a strong radon program in partnership with Drhomeair, which allows Utah Residents to purchase home testing kits at the discounted price of $7.95, tax and shipping included. Help ensure the safety and well-being of you and your family by taking advantage of this offer today.
To view ABC4’s investigative report, please click here.
To visit the Utah DEQ’s radon information source, please click here.
To order a test kit now for only $7.95, please click here.