Get Educated about Radon

Next to smoking, radon is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. You
could be exposed to the dangerous gas without knowing it.

Charlie McQuinn, who is a radon induced lung cancer survivor, discusses
the importance of having your home tested for radon.

To raise radon awareness and promote action, the Utah Department of
Environmental Quality, Division of Radiation Control is sponsoring the third
annual EPA Region 8 Stakeholders Radon Meeting in Salt Lake City. The
meeting will be held Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, 2012 at the Red
Lion Hotel downtown. This meeting is being held at no cost for all those
who have a stake in protecting the public from unnecessary exposure to
radon in their homes, schools and businesses. “We believe that meetings
such as this will better provide all of us with ways to assist the public and
reduce radon exposures,” said Radon Program Coordinator Christine
Keyser. “This two day meeting will consist of presentations by radon
professionals, applicable organizations, contractors, realtors, builders,
vendors and opportunities for state and national continuing education

There is no fee to attend the April 12th meeting, but you MUST register
before April 10th. To
register, please visit .The first
day of the meeting will be held at no cost to
attendees, the second day will be continuing education courses for a
nominal fee. It is the intent
of EPA Region 8 and its partners to bring interested stakeholders together
to discuss common
issues, to provide insight into the future, to broaden understanding, to
share perspectives, and to
network with other professionals throughout the region’s six states (CO,
WY, ND, SD, MT, &

The Radon meeting will better equip professionals (home
builders/inspectors, realtors, public
health providers, radon mitigators/measurers, and legislators) with ways to
assist the public and
reduce radon exposures. Plan now to attend; this meeting may qualify you
for Utah contractor or
Realtor continuing education credits, and also CE credits with the
NEHA/NRSB Associations.

For more information, including how to determine the radon levels in your
zip code or to order a radon test, visit or call 800-

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