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Radon reduction techniques

If you have discovered or are worried about a radon problem in your home, you may be looking into methods to reduce radon. There are several radon reduction techniques available to you, but we should first review why radon reduction is important.  What Is radon gas and why is it dangerous? As uranium in soil […]

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Surgeon General's Radon Warning

Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be seen, tasted, or smelled. In the United States, exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers and the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and  World Health Organization (WHO) have strong stances about radon […]

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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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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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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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Why Should I Test for Radon?

Why Test for Radon - Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless gas that is released when naturally occurring uranium in soil decays. Not only is it radioactive, but 1 in 3 homes in Utah have high levels indoors.  Radon accounts for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year and is the leading cause of lung […]

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How Do I Know if My Home Has a Radon Problem?

Home has a Radon Problem? - If you have heard of radon gas and the potential health risks that exposure may present, you may be wondering how to know if your home has high radon levels. Rest assured, we’re here to break down what radon is, what the risks of radon exposure are, and how […]

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Radon in schools and daycares

Many people think radon is only an issue in our homes, but did you know kids, teachers, and staff can also be exposed to radon in their schools? When sending your child to school, the last thing on your mind should be exposure to radon gas. However, this may be more common in Utah than […]

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