August 3, 2016
The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, next to smoking. In Cedar Hills, one out of every two homes may have high levels of radon. The only way to know is to test. Test kits can be purchased at most hardware stores or ordered online through radon.utah.gov. The Utah County Health Department offers test kits for $10 at either of their locations in American Fork or Provo. Kits for $6 are available at Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Orem or Spanish Fork. Lab fees and instructions are included in the cost of all kits. The health department personnel will be happy to “walk” you through the process of using the kit. For more information, call Marla Brannum at the Utah County Health Department at 801-851-7513.
Cedar Hills has a Radon Awareness page on its website. It was created for the city by Spencer Anderson for his Eagle Scout project. To view the page and learn more visit: cedarhills.org/radon.