Do I Really Need Radon Testing?
Utah has some of the highest radon levels in the country; like other mining states, we have high levels of radioactive material underground. Salt Lake City’s 2011 KSL report warned that radon levels in 1 out of 3 households could be hazardous to resident’s health.
Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged
periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the county,” Dr. Carmona said. “It’s important
to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed
through well-established venting techniques.
Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona
The possible risk is ultimately up to the buyer but the additional cost to test versus the cost to mitigate could provide the peace of mind you and your family need.