Radon in Utah homes can lead to lung cancer diagnosis

The gas is the second leading cause of the disease nationwide

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  • Yorkshire City, Ut
    Dec. 6, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    One in tree Utah homes seems like a high percentage.

    Isn't there a non expensive, non rip off way to test for it, like a carbon monoxide detector?

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    @Xscribe: I'm saying Radon isn't nearly as dangerous as the people profiting from it would have you believe. If it was really a threat to public health and safety something would have been done about it quite some time ago.

    You've got a better chance of being struck by lightning than of having adverse health effects because of Radon in your home.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Dec. 6, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    @DeltaFoxtrot: How long ago? I've been aware of it for at least 16 years, and no one has ever tried to scam me over it. Or are you just questioning whether or not radon has real health effects? I haven't heard anything to the contrary, so I'm truly curious.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    Radon, the next greatest scam to fleece unsuspecting homeowners out of thousands. They tried the same thing with mold 10 years ago.

    Don't let 'em get you... if this was really a danger you would have heard about it long long ago.

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    Dec. 6, 2011 8:12 a.m.

    This article is important to pay attention to, but I'd like to warn people to be careful when you have your heat system serviced if the mechanic tells you your radon levels are too high. Some of these companies are now using this scare tactic to try to encourage you to buy a new heat system. Have your radon levels tested by a professional who isn't in the business of selling heaters.