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Test Your Home

Keeping your home tested and up to date on important health codes and recommendations can save you thousands of dollars in medical costs.

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Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes up from the ground. You can’t see or smell it, but if this gas gets into your home, it can be very dangerous to your health and cause lung cancer. One in three homes in Utah has harmful levels of radon. Test kits can be ordered for $11 on www.radon.utah.gov and are very easy to use.

If you find any harmful levels of radon in your home, the next thing to do is speak with a certified radon mitigation specialist. The solution may be as simple as increasing the air circulation in your home, or you may need to install a venting system under your home.

METHAMPHETAMINE

Did you know the residue left behind after smoking or cooking meth can be harmful to your health? If you think your home may be contaminated by meth, come into either of our offices to pick up a test kit. Samples are easy to collect and inexpensive to mail to ALS lab and have tested.

If you find that your house is contaminated, the next step is to consult with a certified decontamination specialist. Below is an updated list of certified decontamination specialists in the state of Utah. For more information, visit the Utah Department of Environmental Quality website.

Water

How clean is the water you are drinking? Our environmental lab in Vernal can test the water for total coliform bacteria and E. coli for only $20 per sample. Samples can be brought in to our Vernal office at 133 S 500 E, East entrance, Monday-Wednesday from 8 a.m.-4 pm. We also have collection bottles from the State Lab to test for CDC’s recommendations. Come in today to get your test bottles.

Asbestos

Asbestos, a strong and fire-resistant natural mineral fiber, was widely used in building materials like drywall, insulation, and flooring. It poses health risks since its tiny fibers can be released into the air and inhaled, causing lung damage.

If asbestos-containing materials are in good condition and not disturbed, they are generally safe. Renovation or demolition, however, can release hazardous fibers. If you find that your house is contaminated, the next step is to consult with a certified decontamination specialist. Below is an updated list of certified asbestos companies in the state of Utah. For more information, visit the Utah Department of Environmental Quality website.

 

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Vernal (435) 247-1177

133 South 500 East, Vernal, UT, 84078

Environmental Health Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30-5:30

Fri 8-5

Environmental Health office is closed noon-1 pm

WIC HOURS:

MON-7:30-4

TUES-THURS 7:30-5:30

Fri 8-5

Roosevelt office closed noon-1pm

Roosevelt (435) 722-6300

409 South 200 east, roosevelt, ut, 84066