Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking, and yet many Utahn’s do not even know of its existence. Or of the health risks it may present for you and your loved ones. The scary thing is that past testing shows that 1 in 3 homes in Utah actually have high radon levels. That means that you may be living with high radon levels and not even know it. But did you know that we offer free radon testing in Utah?
Free Radon Testing In Utah
Radon is a naturally occuring radioactive gas that occurs when uranium in soil decays. It then enters your home through the foundation and accounts for up to 70% of the radiation that we are exposed to here in Utah.
Many homeowners in Utah have never through of or even heard of radon gas. But here in Utah 1 in 3 homes actually have high radon levels. And the scary part is that only 1 in 5 homes being sold are even being tested. This doesn’t account for someone who has lived in their home for years and never had it tested. That is only for the homes that go through the real estate process. That means countless Utah residents are living in high radon levels.
The EPA has recommended that NO home should have over a level of 4 pCi/L (or picocuries per Liter), but the WHO actually recommends that a home should be below 2.7 pCi/L. So how can you find the radon levels in your home? Radon has no taste, color or smell so the only way to determine if you have a problem is through specialized testing. There are DIY kits but it is recommended you go through a professional testing company. Some of which may charge you up to $200 for testing. So why do we do it for FREE?
Why do we offer free radon testing in Utah?
Our belief is that EVERY home should be tested throughout Utah. When we started the company and realized that so many people had no clue about radon or the health risks associated with living in high levels, we made a commitment to spreading awareness about radon. Each test that we perform we are able to educate more people and possibly even safe a life. The most effective way to do this is to offer free testing to Utah residents. If you live within 50 miles of Salt Lake City, simply fill out the form on this page or call us to request a free test.