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January is Radon Action Month
December 31, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Radon causes lung cancer in non-smokers and smokers alike! It is an invisible, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas and is the largest single source of radiation exposure to the general public. Most of us are unknowingly exposed from it leaking into our basements. Every county in Illinois has measurable amounts of radon. Protect your health – test your home and fix any radon problems.
A Citizen’s Guide to Radon 2016 (pdf) US EPA – Easy to understand booklet on radon.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has resources for homeowners looking to test their home by finding a kit of professionals to get the job done.
Take Action On Radon University of Illinois Extension – has lot of resources.
Interactive Illinois Radon Map – Find out how much radon has been measured where you live.