DRC Home > Radon Program
January is Radon Action Month:
- Visit www.epa.gov/radon for information about how to protect yourself and your family
- Check with your local health department to pick up a radon test kit for your home.
- Watch this video to learn about what radon is:
Installation of Radon Control Systems
During New Home Construction
Top Radon News
- Breathe Deep SLC Walk for LUNGevity Foundation
(07/22/14)—August 9 at Sugar House Park; registration/check-in at 8:00 A.M.; walk will begin promptly at 9:00 A.M.
- Utah Radon Poster Contest is Underway (SL Tribune) (08/29/13)
- Radon Poster Contest Announced (Deseret News) (08/06/13)
- Cash Awards Offered for Winning Radon Posters
July 31, 2013
- Radon Resistant New Construction Free Training
Expand your knowledge and commitment in radon resistant techniques. (July 2013)
- DRC Puts Radon Bill Into Action
June 12, 2013
- Concurrent Resolution on Radon Gas
Utah State Legislature: 2013
- Keyser: Indoor Air Pollution Can Kill You
SL Tribune: 3/6/13
- Living With Radon Gas
Explore Utah/Science: 2/11/13
- Federal Budget Cuts Threaten Utah's Radon Program
DEQ Environmental Connection: July-August 2012
- Radon Budget Cuts Will Hurt Utah, State Warns
SL Tribune: 7/10/12
- Is Your Child Breathing Radon Gas at School?
Rossen Reports on Today MSNBX.com: 3/20/12
The primary goal of the Utah Division of Radiation Control's (DRC) Indoor Radon Program is to reduce the level of indoor radon in the state of Utah to concentrations less than the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) action level of 4 pCi/L (pico-Curies per liter).
The Radon program is partially funded by the State Indoor Radon Grant from the EPA. The Division of Radiation Control, in addition to responding to telephone inquiries from the public, provides education through public outreach, conducts ''target area" indoor radon surveys, and individualized assistance to homeowners and public agencies concerning all aspects of the indoor radon hazard problem.
The Indoor Radon Program focuses its efforts in the following five areas:
- Radon Resistant Construction
- Real Estate Disclosure and Testing
- Local Government Coalitions
- Public School Testing
- Radon Awareness (Testing and Mitigation)