We have a great visit today and meeting with Utah Radon Services. They shared with us a wealth of knowledge and while they are the experts and not me, I wanted to share a few things that I learned. As always, reach out to the experts if you have any questions but as an agent, I want to protect you and will help you get a free radon test before you buy any home!

Did you know….

-Radon Comes from Uranium under the ground

-The only homes at low risk or radon are, houseboats, treehouses, and high rise buildings.

-Radon causes lung cancer: Lung cancer is the #1 one cancer killer and kills 21,000 Americans Every year. Radon is responsible for at least 14% of those cases.

-That means radon kills more than drunk drivers kill

-The hard line is 4 pCi/L of radon. That equates to 200 chest xrays of radiation or smoking 8 cigarettes a day.

-10 pCi/L is a pack of cigarettes a day.

-Utah Radon Systems said that 90% of the homes they have tested in Wasatch County are above the safe level and average about 1.5 packs of cigarettes a day.

If that isn’t enough to get you thinking about getting your Radon levels tested I don’t know what will. Let me know if you have questions, but knowledge is power and know you have the power to do something with it!

For more information check out the EPA’s website at: https://www.epa.gov/radon