Exposure to radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. Radon is an odorless, invisible gas that occurs naturally in the ground where uranium and radium exist, which can move up through the soil and into a home or building. Concentration of radon is measured in pico Curies per Liters (pCi/L). In Utah, one in three homes tested have elevated radon levels (above 4 pCi/L).
-Utah Department of Health: UCAN members are partnering with UDOH to develop a media campaign to educate Utahns on the dangers of radon gas.
-Utah Department of Environmental Quality: Working with local health departments and other UCAN member organizations to disseminate radon test kits throughout the state.
-Davis County Health Department: Partner with UDOH to develop policy approaches to increase testing and mitigation options in Davis County.