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Radon Risk Across Utah: What You Need To Know

Utah is home to towering mountains, stunning lakes and rivers, and, unfortunately, high levels of life-threatening radon gas. Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas, and exposure to radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer. According to Dr. Shamus Carr, former Co-Director of Thoracic Oncology at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, nearly every basement in […]

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What Causes High Radon Levels?

Cause of High Radon Levels - Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that rises from decaying uranium in the ground into the air we breathe. The decay process of uranium is very slow, which means the production of radon gas in soil is constant and won’t stop in any of our lifetimes. When radon […]

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Why Radon Levels Increase in Homes During Winter

During winter months, Utahns move many activities indoors to avoid snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. While staying warm indoors has many perks, radon levels often increase in buildings during winter, posing dangerous health risks to those who spend time inside places with high radon levels. What Is Radon & Why Should I Be Concerned? Radon […]

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Utah Woman Warns Others About Radon After Cancer Diagnosis

KSLTV.com Article by Ladd Egan SALT LAKE CITY —Lehi –  Radon Cancer - A Utah woman is warning others about the danger of radon after she received a stage 4 cancer diagnosis for non-smoking lung cancer. “The oncologist explained that it had metastasized,” Lehi resident Kerri Robbins said. “So it had gone from my lungs […]

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What You Need to Know for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no better time for Utahns to learn how they can protect themselves from the leading cause of cancer death. This deadly cancer may be known as a smoker’s disease, but it can also be fatal to those who have never smoked in their life. We’re here to […]

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What is Radon and Where Does it Come From?

What is Radon? - Many Utahns don’t know what radon gas is or where it comes from. It is a natural radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. In fact, it’s the #1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the #2 cause among smokers. Have you ever heard of someone who never smoked a day […]

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#1 cause of cancer deaths in Utah—Radon Gas

PRESS RELEASE The EPA estimates that 1 in 15 homes in the U.S. has dangerous levels of radon gas in their homes1. In Utah, they estimate 1 in 3 homes has dangerous levels —5 times higher than the national average2.   Why does this matter? Because radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers3 […]

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What Makes Radon Levels High?

Overview of the basics Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the U.S. and is responsible for roughly 21,000 lung cancer deaths yearly. It is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas that is made in the soil from decaying uranium. The decay process of those elements is very slow, so […]

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10 Myths About Radon

Myths about Radon - Which of the following statements is true?  If you guessed any of the above as being true, you have bought into a myth. That’s right, all 4 of these statements are myths. Myths are tightly woven into the fabric of our human existence. Scientists believe myths are created by mostly well-meaning, […]

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