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Radon in Condos and Townhomes

Radon mitigation systems can be installed in a house to reduce radon levels, but what about condos and townhomes?  Before we get into the details, let’s first understand what radon is and how it enters a home. What Is Radon? Radon gas is a naturally-occurring, radioactive gas that occurs when uranium in soil decays. This […]

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Radon

If you are a homeowner (or trying to become one) in Utah, you need to know about radon gas through this "Homeowner’s Guide to Radon." While knowledge about the dangers of radon is spreading, many people still don’t understand what radon is and the health risk it can present. What Do I Need To Know […]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2023: Radon Risk Across Utah

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s the perfect time for Utahns to become better educated on the unique cancer risks in our state. Many believe that lung cancer is only an issue for smokers, but it’s simply not true. Radon is an odorless, invisible gas that rises from uranium deposits underground, and […]

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Do I Really Need a Radon Mitigation System?

If you are reading this, you have likely already tested your home for radon gas. You may now be asking, “Do I really need a radon mitigation system?” The short answer is…it depends.  Radon Action Levels The first thing to consider is the radon level in your home. Radon is measured in picocuries per Liter […]

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Utah Basements and Radon

Around 21,000 deaths per year in the United States are attributed to radon gas. Why? Because prolonged exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, just behind smoking. Even more, a person who smokes is at even higher risk for lung cancer when exposed to radon. Radon In Basements Utah Basements and […]

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Radon causes lung cancer in Utah

65-year-old Kerri Robbins went to the emergency room feeling unwell, and after a few tests, she found out she had stage four lung cancer. As a nonsmoker, Kerri was surprised and later discovered her lung cancer was caused by high radon levels in her Lehi home.  Since then, Kerri has met with elected officials and […]

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Radon and Crawl Spaces

Radon is a radioactive gas that rises into homes from uranium in the soil underneath the building. This gas can pass through a home’s foundation and may lead to lung diseases, including lung cancer, for those inside.  Although it can pass through the foundation, the cement and other materials still slow radon entry into the […]

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How Do I Protect Myself from Radon Gas?

Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas created when uranium breaks down in soil and rocks. It enters homes through cracks and pores in the foundation and construction joints, and long-term exposure can lead to lung cancer. In fact, radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States! With such […]

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What Are the Signs of Radon Poisoning?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas created when uranium in soil decays. Uranium is found in varying levels in soil and rock worldwide but is present in high concentrations in Utah. As it decays, radon rises from the ground and into homes where it is inhaled and can cause lung cancer. In fact, one […]

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