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    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 simple answers to your Radon questions check out Take Action on Radon Website (a University of Illinois extension service)

  New Radon Website Feature Provides More Information about Radon in Illinois   

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Test results from 118,477 homes find more than 40 percent With high radon levels

SPRINGFIELD - Radon tests from 118,447 homes across Illinois found more than 41 percent had radon levels above the recommended level for taking action. Information on tests conducted by professional radon measurement contractors from 2003 - 2011 is now readily available on the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's (IEMA) radon website (www.radon.illinois.gov).

Read the full press release.

  Winners in Statewide Radon Poster/Video Contests   

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IEMA, American Lung Association Announce Winners in Student Video, Poster Contests

Winning entries unveiled during IEMA’s 11th Annual Radon Networking Day

SPRINGFIELD – Participants at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s (IEMA) Radon Networking Day today got the first peek at the top posters and videos created by Illinois students for the state’s annual radon contests. More than 40 professionals from county health departments, non-profit groups and other health organizations are participating in the one-day radon workshop in Springfield. Read full press release.


Poster Winners

1st Place



Julia Tomal
Westfield Middle School
Bloomingdale, IL
2nd Place



Gladys Acosta
Heritage Middle School
Summit, IL
3rd Place



Corinne Hoffman
Westfield Middle School
Bloomingdale, IL

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Video Winners

1st Place
Title: Cluelessness Kills
Barrington High School
Barrington, IL

2nd Place
Title: Radon Madness
Northside College Preparatory High School Chicago, IL

3rd Place
Title: Radon – In Your Own Home
Marmion Academy
Aurora, IL


Honorable Mentions

Radon – A Silent Killer
Heartland Technical Academy
Decatur, IL

RADON
Dunlap High School
Dunlap, IL

It’s Not in Here
Wheaton Academy
West Chicago, IL

     

Invisible Discovery
Glenwood High School
Chatham, IL

Radon Stop Motion
Mahomet-Seymour
Mahomet, IL

Radon PSA – Get Tested
Hinsdale South High School
Darien, IL

     

Everyday Radon
Wheaton Academy
West Chicago, IL

   

  January is Radon Action Month   

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New Law Requires Radon Testing in Day Care Centers
Child Care spelled with building blocks

SPRINGFIELD - Parents of children in day care will be better informed about levels of radon in their child's facility under a new law that took effect Jan. 1, 2013. Licensed day care centers and day care homes are now required to test for the radioactive gas, and beginning Jan. 1, 2014, day care centers will need to show proof the facility has been tested for radon within the last three years as part of the initial application or license renewal process.

Frequently Asked Questions

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List of Professionals Licensed for Commercial Buildings

 

  Radon Guide For Tenants   

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New Law to Help Renters Learn More About Radon Levels in Their Homes

Radon Guide for Tenants
Radon is Second-Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

A new law set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, will help people who rent apartments, condominiums or houses access information about radon levels in their homes. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency's (IEMA) radon program is offering guidance to help renters better understand radon hazards and their rights under this new law.

Read the full press release.

Radon Guide for Tenants

  January is Radon Action Month  

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    A $38,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to help 50 Illinois school districts screen school buildings for the radioactive gas radon. IEMA announced the screening program on Jan. 4 as it kicked off a statewide observance of Radon Action Month during January. Read press release.

    School Radon Screening Program

  Radon Power Point Presentation  

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    Whether you are a teacher, instructor or health educator, this power point presentation has been compiled to aide you in teaching your students or audience about radon gas. The intention of these slides is not to be used as one large presentation but for you to pick and choose which ones you would like to use when helping educate your students about the risks of radon gas.

    Radon is an indoor air pollutant that can easily be incorporated into lessons whether for general science, health, biology, chemistry or environmental science. This colorless, odorless, radioactive gas is the first leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The US Surgeon General shares, "Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country."

    This information can be helpful for teachers conveying the risks of radon to students entering the radon video or radon poster contest. Check out the rest of our website for more information about radon.

  Radon Links   

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  Radon Contacts   

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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.


 

 

Radon

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Radon Levels & Professionals in Illinois
List of Radon Measurement Laboratories
Applying for a License
Licensees
Real Estate
Radon Publications
Radon Information Partners
Radon Science
Radon-Resistant Building Codes Task Force
Professionals Licensed for Commercial Buildings
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