Radon Awareness

Short term Radon self-test kits are available for $5 each (while supplies last) at Tooele County Health Department in the Environmental Health Office in Suite 140. Call 435-277-2440 for more information.

To check the results of your radon test kit visit http://getresults.doctorhomeair.com/fmi/webd#Alpha_Track and enter the test kit serial number on the kit you received. Be sure to write down your test kit number before you mail it to the lab.

Governor Herbert Declares January “Radon Action Month”    Salt Lake City, Utah – More Americans die of lung cancer than any other cancer. Next to smoking, radon is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. To raise radon awareness and promote action, Governor Herbert has declared January 2013 as “Radon Action Month.”

Radon, a natural decay product of uranium, is a radioactive gas released from rock, soil, and water. It is a known human carcinogen, causing about 21,000 deaths annually. The U.S. Surgeon General advises all residents to test their home for elevated radon levels.

Any home can have a radon problem. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Radiation Control (DRC) recommends Utahns make testing their homes for radon gas a top priority. “Exposure to indoor radon kills thousands of people every year,” warned DRC Radon Program Coordinator Christine Keyser. “Since approximately one-third of the homes tested in Utah have elevated levels of radon gas, I strongly encourage all Utah residents to test for radon. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk.”

To contact a certified radon mitigation professional visit http://deq.utah.gov/ProgramsServices/programs/radiation/radon/, on the right hand column select Certified Mitigators /RRNC you will then be directed to http://aarst-nrpp.com/wp/database-search/, select your state and a list of professionals in your area will be displayed.

 

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Tooele County Health Department

151 North Main Street
Tooele, Utah 84074
Ph: (435) 277-2300

Monday-Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8 am to noon
Closed holidays.

To report an emergency after hours call (435) 882-5600.