Category: Radon

Radon in Utah Homes: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

By Jan Poulsen, Guest Blogger DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. My name is Jan Poulsen, and I am a lung cancer survivor. I want to share my story in the …

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Drinking Water Monitoring and Reporting Program

Water may be contaminated by a variety of substances. To protect public health, Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) have been established. The concentration of a particular contaminant in drinking water must not exceed it’s MCL. To assure that water served to the public is routinely checked for bacteriologic, chemical, and radiologic quality, a Monitoring and Reporting …

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Test Your Home for Radon Today

By Eleanor Divver You’ve probably heard about radon in the news, or maybe from a friend or neighbor. You may know that radon is a radioactive, cancer-causing gas. You may even know that it is the number-one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. (You undoubtedly know that NASA didn’t bring it back from the moon, …

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2018 National Radon Poster Contest Entrants

Vote for one poster in grades: 4-6 (Poster #’s 001-011) Vote for one poster in grades: 7-9 (Poster #’s 012-049) Vote for one poster in grades: 10-12 (Poster #’s 050-053) November 17—Winners announced (Select images to enlarge) Grades 4-6: 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 Grades 7-9: 012 013 014 …

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How to Rid Your Home of Radon

You’ve probably heard that one in three homes in Utah has elevated levels of radon, and that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. And since you care about your family’s health and safety, you’ve tested your home — and your results came in above the EPA action level of 4 picocuries …

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How to Test Your Home for Radon

Jump to: Using a Test Kit Short-Term Results Two Ways to Test What Your Results Mean You can’t see radon, but it’s not hard to find out if you have a radon problem in your home. All you need to do is test for radon. Testing is easy and should only take a few minutes …

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