Category: Radon

2022 National Radon Poster Contest Entrants

November 5 – State Voting begins November 15 – State Voting ends November 30 – Winners announced January – Winners will meet with Governor during National Radon Action Month (Select images to enlarge) Grades 4-6: Grades 7-9:

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Image of radioactive sign that reads, No Need to Panic! Steps you can take to rid your home of radon.

No Need to Panic! Steps You Can Take to Rid Your Home of Radon

January is National Radon Action Month. As a reminder, one in three homes in Utah has elevated levels of radon, and that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Testing your home will give you peace of mind and empower you to fix the problem (It’s easier and less expensive than you may think).

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Test Results by Zip Code

DEQ Short Term Radon Test Results by County and Zip Explore twenty years of Radon zip code data collected from DEQ (218 KB) Environmental Data Tracking Explore radon data by zip code from Utah Environmental Tracking Program

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2021 National Radon Poster Contest Entrants

November 5 – State Voting begins November 12 – State Voting ends December 1 – Winners announced January – Winners will meet with Governor during National Radon Action Month (Select images to enlarge) Grades 4-6: Grades 7-8: Grades 9-12:

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Realtor Guides

Recommended Brochures for Realtors Citizens Guide to Radon(16 pg, 751 K, December 2016, EPA 402/K12/002) Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon(39 pg, 2 MB, March 15, 2018, EPA 402/K-13/002) Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction–How to Fix Your Home(20 pg, 423 K, December 2016, EPA 402/K10/005) Radon and My Home(2 pg foldable) Recommended Videos for …

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Newborn Radon Program

Congratulations on the Birth of your new Child! Now is the time to take an important step and test your home for RADON to ensurethat your child grows up in a healthy home environment. The only way to know if your home has elevated RADON levels is to test today. Sign up for your free …

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2020 National Radon Poster Contest Entrants

November 5 – State Voting begins November 12 – State Voting ends November 25 – Winners announced January – Winners will meet with Governor during National Radon Action Month (Select images to enlarge) Grades 4-6: Grades 7-8: Grades 9-12:

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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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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

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 of your time. The amount of radon in the air is measured in “picoCuries per liter …

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Radon Resources

EPA Radon Publications The following links will take you to the EPA Radon Website. Citizens Guide to Radon(16 pp, 751 K, December 2016, EPA 402/K12/002) Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon(39 pp, 2 MB, March 15, 2018, EPA 402/K-13/002) Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction–How to Fix Your Home Certified Providers The following links will …

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Radon Program Media

In The Media Testing Your Home for Radon(01/27/2021)–KUTV The Radioactive Killer(02/03/2020) Deseret News From Deadly Mines to Dangerous Bedrooms(01/29/2020) Deseret News Lethal and Lawless(01/29/2020) Deseret News 10 Ways to Protect Your Family From Radon(01/29/2020) Deseret News Surviving Radon: Jan Poulsen’s Story(01/13/2020) DEQ Blog Utah’s Youngest Citizens Leading Radon Awareness Campaign With National Radon Poster Contest …

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