Surgeon General's Radon Warning

Utah Radon Services
November 22, 2023
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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 and what Americans should do to reduce the potential health impact. Even more, the U.S. Surgeon General released a national health advisory about radon in 2005. Don't ignor the Surgeon General's radon warning.

U.S. Surgeon General’s Radon Warning

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According to U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, “…breathing [radon] over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. 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 EPA has also recommended that every home be tested for radon gas.

Testing for Radon Gas

Follow the Surgeon General's radon warning by testing your home for radon is simple. If you live in Utah, you can request a free test kit by filling out this form or by calling our radon experts at 801-871-0715. If the radon levels in your home are above the recommended action levels, a mitigation system may be recommended. 

Contact us today and we’ll get you on the path to living in a home safe from radon.

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