Free Radon Test Kits Available Through TriCounty Health Department

January is National Radon Action Month and TriCounty Health Department is making it easy for locals to test their homes. According to a TriCounty Health press release, elevated levels of radon are found in 1 in 3 Utah homes that are tested. Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, is known as a slow “silent killer,” because while it is tasteless, odorless, and invisible to the naked eye, it is the number one cause of lung cancer death for non-smokers. Although Utah has the lowest rate of smoking in the nation, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in our state. To help protect Utah residents from the health impacts of radon, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is providing $10.95 test kits at radon.utah.gov. Locally, TriCounty Health Department has free radon test kits at both Roosevelt and Vernal locations. “During the winter we are often focused on our outdoor air quality,” shares Eleanor Divver, DEQ Radon Program Coordinator. “Now that we are spending more time in our homes - working, exercising, and attending virtual school, we should also take a look at our indoor air quality. Testing your home for radon is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk.” 

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I will be down to get one or 2 , What happens if it's positive?

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