Meanwhile, learning opportunities are also planned. There will be continuing education programs for real estate professionals and homebuilders. Plus, a radon symposium will take place at LDS Hospital, 2 p.m. Jan. 28.
Besides smoking, radon is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer, the deadliest cancer.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released from rock, soil and water that is blamed for causing the deaths of more than 21,000 deaths each year.
"Since approximately one-third of the homes tested in Utah have elevated levels of radon gas, I strongly encourage all Utah residents to test for radon," said Christine Keyser, who coordinates the state's outreach program. "Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk."
If radon is found to be high, there are ways to reduce it to safe levels.
Radon test kits are available at any hardware retail store or $7 kits may be ordered on the state Radiation Control Division's website at www.radon.utah.gov or by calling 800-324-5928. Also at the state's radon Web page, more information can be found about this month's events.