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Radon Testing is Critical in Utah

Utah Radon Services
November 7, 2017
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Radon Testing is the only way to find out if your home has radon, and what level it is.  Radon levels cannot be predicted based on age of the home or neighborhood radon measurements. Do not rely on radon test results taken in other homes in your neighborhood to estimate the radon level in your home. Homes located directly next to each other can have very different radon levels. Radon testing is critical because it is the only way to detect this odorless and tasteless gas.

Learn Why Radon Testing is Critical in Utah

Utah's soils contain high concentrations of uranium and radium that supply a constant source of radon. And many of our houses are built in ways that increase the likelihood of radon entry in homes, because of how we use our basements as additional living space. In fact, The Huntsman Cancer Institute estimates that almost one in three Utah homes have radon levels that pose a health risk. Radon is measured in picoCuries per liter or pCi/L. Past testing shows that the Utah average is 5.3 pCi/L. With the EPA recommendation being that no home have levels over 4.0 pCi/L (the WHO recommends even lower), radon testing is critical in Utah.

Delaying to test your home can be a health risk for you and your family. Radon accounts for up to 70% of all the radiation that Utah residents are exposed to. It is also the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Second only to smoking, and like smoking, can be completely prevented.

Learn more about radon gas and how to protect your health by requesting a free radon test. Fill out the form on this page or call us at 801-871-0715 today.

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