Habitat for Humanity Builds Radon-Resistant House

Habitat for Humanity is building a radon-resistant home in Utah County.

The volunteer group says Miss Utah Christina Lowe will be on hand Tuesday as crews finish framing the 1,500-square foot house in Springville.

Also, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and Utah County Health Department plan to hold a news conference.

Habitat for Humanity says the house will have a separate ventilation system that sucks radon from the ground and vents it through the roof.

Radon can cause cancer. It’s a colorless and odorless gas that comes from radioactive decay in soils and rocks.

The Springville house is being built for a low-income couple with four children who live in a crowded apartment.

Crews expect to have the house ready for the family on Monday.

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