Thank you to everyone who participated in online voting for the National Radon Poster Contest! We appreciate your excitement for the contest and help in selecting this year's winners. Over 80 votes were cast during the online voting period. This year's award for first place goes to Sunny, Age 14, from Louisville, KY. Congratulations, Sunny!
View all four prize-winning posters at www.sosradon.org.
This year's poster contest nominees were chosen based on a wide variety of criteria including:
The onset of colder weather brings things indoors, including unwanted radon gas. Radon is a result of naturally-occurring uranium breakdown in rocks and soil. The colorless, odorless, tasteless gas seeps up from the ground and can pool in a home.
“Because it’s colder outside and then warmer inside your home, that increases the radon levels,” said Eleanor Divver, radon project coordinator for the state of Utah.
Divver said the potentially elevated levels of the gas make colder months the best time to check for radon.
The gaseous toxin is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
One-third of the homes in Utah have elevated levels of radon, according to Divver.
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