The Radon Tee, a special t-shirt designed for Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) by a group of eighth grade students from Illinois, will make a stop in Salt Lake City on September 21, 2010. It’s all part of Radon Tee: World Trek 2010, hosted by the Utah Division of Radiation Control (DRC), to raise awareness about radon. The project harnesses the power of many community leaders to educate Utahns about the dangers of radon exposure and to encourage them to take action to protect their homes and families.
Exposure to radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall, causing thousands of deaths annually in the United States. Each day, radon-induced lung cancer claims more than 57 lives in the United States. The lower the radon levels in your home, the lower your family’s health risk.