January National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month and the state of Utah is urging citizens to have their homes tested for radon. “It is so important to have homes tested,” shares Radon Coordinator Eleanor Divver. “People have heard of radon but don’t realize it is the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. You can’t see it, can’t smell it, and can’t taste it. The only way to know if you have it is by testing our home.” Thankfully, testing a home is simple and affordable with test kits available for only $9 each. All homes, new and old, can have high levels of radon and the only way to know for sure is by testing for it. Divver also says winter is the best time to perform a test because the ground is frozen and doors and windows mostly remain closed. Order your kit at www.radon.utah.gov.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.