One In Three Utah Homes Contain Harmful Levels of Radon Gas
A recent document published by the Utah Radon Coalition provides several alarming facts about the effects exposure to radon gas.
They state that one third of utah homes contain radon gas above the EPA remediation level, which is equvalent to having 200 X-Rays or smoking 2920 cigarettes each year.
It is also stated that radon gas exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and kills 22,000 non-smoking people each year. In contrast second hand smoke only kills 3,400 non-smokers in the U.S. each year.
Also it is belived that 80 percent of Utah's population is unaware of the danger posed by radon gas and over 92 percent of utahs population have not had their homes tested.
To learn more about the dangers posed by radon gas here are some additonal resources: