January is Radon Awareness month in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD - January is Radon Awareness Month in Illinois to increase awareness about the presence of radon. Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is recognized as the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is estimated nearly 1,200 people in Illinois develop radon-related lung cancer each year.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Radon program staff informs Illinois citizens about the risks associated with radon and how to reduce radon levels in their homes. The Agency also licenses and regulates the individuals who provide radon measurement and mitigation to the public.
This section contains details about radon, county-specific radon information, lists of measurement and mitigation licensees, information for radon license applicants and license holders, and various radon publications.
For radon information by telephone call (800) 325-1245 (Information Line) or to speak to an IEMA Radon Program staff member call (217) 782-1325.
What you need to know about radon and your new home