TriCounty Health on National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month and TriCounty Health Department is making it easier than ever to get your home tested. Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring toxic gas that is emitted from minerals in the ground. Radon comes up from the soil and into your home, explains Eric Larsen of TriCounty Health Department. “Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.” Inexpensive test kits are available at the Health Department and are simple to use. The test unit is placed in the lowest level of the home in an area of low air circulation and is left undisturbed for several days. It is then mailed into a lab and the lab results are returned by mail. For more information, visit or


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.