Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
Have you heard of radon gas? Have you ever asked, why should I test for Radon? Whether you have or you haven’t, it is important for you to read on and learn about this potential risk to your family.
So what is radon gas? It is a colorless, tasteless, odorless gas that is formed when uranium in soil decays. It is radioactive and accounts for up to 80% of the radiation that we are exposed to here in Utah.
Still not convinced that you should test for radon? It is also the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon accounts for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. With so much risk involved, what is holding you back from testing your home? Maybe you don’t believe it IS a risk. Don’t take our word for it..
Organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), World Health Organization (WHO) and even the Surgeon General have made statements about the risk of radon exposure.
First Step: Test For Radon Gas
There is a simple way to find out of your home has a radon issue. Because you can’t see, smell or taste radon gas, the only way to detect it is through specialty testing. The good news is that this can be done quickly and even without any expense to you. The experts at Utah Radon Services have a goal of testing as many homes throughout Utah as possible. They understand that charging upwards of $100 for a radon test would discourage some from following through on the test. Because of this, they offer FREE radon testing throughout the state of Utah. Simply fill out the form on this page to request your free test today.