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Subject: 84092 PLEASE VOTE IN FAVOR OF 2SB109 - RADON AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. YOUR AFFIRMATIVE VOTE WILL PROTECT THE HEALTH OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS
Date: Fri Mar 07 14:54:06 MST 2014
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Dear Representative:
 
Please support 2SB109,-Radon Awareness Campaign.  So doing will improve the knowledge your constituents have about radon and will protect their health by eliminating their exposure to radon gas. There is a high and increasing rate of radon-induced lung cancer in Utah. 
 

Radon is a Class-A Carcinogen proven to cause lung cancer in humans and more than 22,000 Americans die every year from radon induced lung cancer. Personally, I have lost 5 friends to lung cancer in the past two years, and  3 others were diagnosed.


As a very lucky 6+ year survivor of radon induced lung cancer, I am very passionate about educating the people of Utah about this very preventable cause of lung cancer. Most people I talk to have never heard of radon.  Approximately 80% of Utahns are unaware of the dangers of exposure to radon gas. I wish I had known more about the dangers of radon, how prevalent it is in our state, and how easily your home can be tested and if necessary, mitigated. The cost for testing and mitigating (about $1,500) would have been so much cheaper than the cost of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hospital stays and scans, and transfusions (over $1,000,000).


The radon awareness program developed with funding called for in the bill will help begin educating all Utahns about this important issue. The opportunity to better educate Utahns about radon will decrease significantly if, due to a lack of funding, the Utah Indoor Radon Program is terminated. Please support this request for funding. 


Thank you for your consideration in keeping the citizens informed about lung cancer and this very preventable cause.


Sincerely,


Jan Poulsen


9389 Sunset Ridge Circle


Sandy, Utah 84092