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By: Rachael Van Cleave On: January 05, 2021 In: Latest News Comments: 0

On January 5, 2021, the South Jordan City Council issued a proclamation naming January “South Jordan City Radon Action Month.” Radon Action Month was established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency nationally to encourage citizens to test for and remediate radon, and urge states and municipalities to do the same.

PROCLAMATION IN SUPPORT OF SOUTH JORDAN CITY RADON ACTION MONTH

WHEREAS, radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas; and

WHEREAS, radon is a Class A carcinogen proven to cause cancer in humans; and

WHEREAS, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Utah and the number one cause among
non-smokers; and

WHEREAS, if radon is in nearby soils it can seep into homes through cracks in foundations and slabs
upon which the structure is constructed; and

WHEREAS, through testing a significant number of homes in South Jordan City have been shown to
have elevated levels of radon; and

WHEREAS, due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, residents of South Jordan City are spending more time in
their homes and exposure to radon may be increased as a result; and

WHEREAS, radon testing is easy and inexpensive; and

WHEREAS, elevated levels of radon can be effectively reduced, thus protecting health; and

WHEREAS, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has established Radon Action Month
nationally to encourage citizens to test for and remediate radon and urges states and municipalities to do
the same.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Mayor and City Council of South Jordan City, on behalf of the residents of
South Jordan City, do hereby proclaim the month of January 2021 as

SOUTH JORDAN CITY RADON ACTION MONTH

and call upon all residents who have not yet tested their homes for radon to test, and to reduce radon
levels if elevated levels of radon are found.

ADOPTED on this 5th day of January, 2021 in South Jordan City, Utah.

Visit the Department of Environmental Quality’s radon site for more information and for ordering test kits.