To: Rep. McKell, M.,
Subject: 84047. Please vote in support to the UDEQ $50,000 request for ongoing funding for the Utah Indoor Radon Program
Dear Members of the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee:
I urge you to please support the Utah Department of Environmental Quality's request for $50,000 of new, ongoing funding for the Utah Indoor Radon program.
Radon is a proven carcinogen that causes lung cancer. More than 1 in 3 homes in Utah have high levels of radon. As a result, residents of those homes are susceptible to being inflicted with lung cancer. The Utah Indoor Radon program educates Utahns about radon, how to test for it and how to remediate it if found in their home.
Federal funding for the Utah Indoor Radon program is likely to be eliminated in FY 2015. The $50,000 asked for by the UDEQ will supplant this funding and allow this important program to continue.
Please, for the sake of your constituents, vote in support of this funding request.