Radon News

Clark County giving away tests to detect radon levels in homes
David Garrett did not know what radon was until a friend at the health department suggested that he pick up a free radon testing kit. "I hung it up right away," the Springfield Twp. resident said, adding that he was shocked when he received the... [Read More]

Protecting home from silent threat
Winterizing home requires testing for indoor air quality including... [Read More]

Radon detectors free
Cook County is offering radon detectors to homeowners for no charge.... [Read More]

Radon: You can't see it or smell it, but you can stop it
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. It occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium inside the Earth and is pushed up into the air. While radon contamination... [Read More]

Health department promotes radon testing
The Will County Health Department is trying to raise community awareness of radon testing by providing free radon test kits to county homeowners. Radon testing has been available since the mid-1980s, but federal studies indicate more than 80 percent of... [Read More]

Get Radon On Your Radar
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Radon question
To mitigate high radon levels, a fan can be installed as long as all joints are tight enough so that no radon will leak through them and into the living quarters when the fan pressurizes the pipe.... [Read More]

Naturally Occurring Gas A Leading Cause Of Cancer
There is a push in Springfield to protect residents against radon, a naturally occurring gas that is impossible to detect without a test. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer. As CBS 2 Medical Editor Mary Ann Childers reports, the Illinois... [Read More]