How to protect your pets (and your family) from radon

radon and pets

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, but did you know it can harm your pets, too?

What is radon?

Radon is a carcinogenic gas that rises from the ground into buildings. It is created from uranium deposits in the soil, and because Utah has high levels of uranium, it has high levels of radon. In fact, over half of homes in Utah have high radon levels.

How does radon harm pets?

Like humans, radon can cause lung cancer in dogs, cats, and other household pets. Our senses can’t detect radon, so the physical damage often goes undetected until the disease has made significant progress. To keep your pets (and your family) as healthy as possible, it’s important to reduce radon exposure as much as possible. We are here to help your pets live long, happy lives!

How can I protect my pets from radon?

The most important step you can take for the health of your pets and family is to test your home for radon. If your home tests high, there are cost-effective steps you can take to reduce your home’s radon level with a radon mitigation system. Click here to order a free test donated by Utah Radon Services.