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Utah Uses Map Webinar and Data Table to Inform Public about Radon

by Margaret Henderson

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Radon Program, provides the public with information about potential and measured indoor radon concentrations in the areas where they live.

A short interactive map webinar, Utah Zone RAH, (Utah Geologic Survey Radon Zones) explains how to use the geologic information to determine the potential radon concentrations in a particular area. Using Google Earth, and putting an address into the application, the screen zooms in to the address, which is indicated as a particular radon zone by a color coded map. (Zones define areas that have predicted indoor radon concentrations based on geology.) https://www.screencast.com/t/EwZHtnNPE

A second way information is given to the public is through an updated table of test results. Short-term tests by county and zip code as of June 2019 are presented on the website as well. The number of tests statewide was 64,307. Maximum value of a test result was 664 pCi/L, and several zip code areas had concentrations of 100 or higher. The state average shows 35.4% above the recommended action level of 4 pCi/L. To view the table, visit https://documents.deq.utah.gov/waste-management-and-radiation-control/planning-technical-support/radon/DRC-2017-002146.pdf

For more information about radon in Utah, contact:

Eleanor Divver
Radon Coordinator
Telephone: 801-536-0091