Below, you can search for the average radon levels in your county and ZIP code throughout the state of Utah. This data is based on reported tests that are released by the Division of Radiation Control at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. This information is useful, because high radon levels in an area could indicate that there are environmental factors that cause it to rise.
DISCLAIMER: These numbers should not be taken as an indication of the radon levels in your home or business. Radon levels can vary by address. A low average in your area is no indicator that your home is in a safe radon range. If you are curious about the radon levels in your home, please give us a call today to get tested.
In reality, no radon is safe radon, as the EPA estimates that the carcinogen causes up to 20,000 lung cancer deaths every year. Still, there is radon everywhere, and there are acceptable levels that are extremely unlikely to cause harm.
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency placed the recommended action level of radon at 4.0 pCi/L (or 8.8 radium disintegrations per minute) which is when home and business owners should take steps to reduce their radon levels.
Globally, the World Health Organization sets their action level at 2.7 pCi/L, and states that people should aim for below 2.0 pCi/L, which would reduce annual lung cancer deaths from radon by 50%.
What should you take from this?
< 4 pCi/L
>= 4 pCi/L