Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
Most people are exposed to small amounts of radiation everyday. The majority of it comes from natural sources such as radon gas. Radon is created when uranium breaks down in soil and rocks. It enters your home though cracks and pores in the foundation as well as any construction joints, etc. Over time, exposure can lead to lung cancer. In fact, its the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. So with the health risk that this poses, you may be asking, how do I protect myself from radon gas?
Protecting Yourself And Your Loved Ones From Radon Gas
Here in Utah, radon gas accounts for up to 70% of the radiation that we are exposed to. And past testing shows that 1 in 3 homes have high levels of radon. Because radon comes from the soil, it can be found in any home. Whether brand new, old, small, big, etc. Therefore, we recommend the following to every homeowner in Utah:
- Test Your Home: Radon is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Because of this it can only be detected by testing. This can be done quickly and easily by filling out the form on this page.
- Understand Radon Action Levels: Groups like the Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization have radon action levels that determine if you need to take steps to remove radon from your home. You can learn more about that here.
- Quote For Radon Mitigation: If your home comes back with high enough levels that action is recommended, we can offer a free quote for a mitigation (or removal) system.
- Radon Mitigation: Radon Mitigation systems are affordable and can be installed quickly. This system of pipes vents radon from underneath the foundation of the home into the air above it. Learn more about radon mitigation here.
Utah Radon Services has a team of certified specialists to take you through the testing phase and if needed, through the mitigation phase. The first step is filling out the form on this page or calling and speaking with a specialist at 801-871-0715.