Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, cancer causing radioactive gas. It is the natural product of uranium decaying. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
The Utah County Health Department tries to raise awareness of
radon through the Indoor Radon Program and the Radon Poster Contest.
Indoor Radon Program
This primary goal of this program is to reduce the effects of radon within homes and businesses to concentrations below the
Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level of 4 pCi/L (pico-Curies per liter).
To do this, Radon Test kits are available for purchase here at the Utah County Health Department, both the Provo and American Fork offices, to test your home. The cost is $10. Kits are also available at Habitat for Humanity, in Orem or Spanish Fork.
For further information on this program visit the Utah
Department of Health.
Radon Poster Program
Children, ages 9-14, throughout Utah are invited to participate in this contest. They will create a poster for one of 5 categories and submit it for the chance to have their poster chosen for the National Radon Program as well as monetary awards for the top 3 chosen within the state.
For rules see the informational page.