Now Showing: Video Created by Barrington High School Students to be Featured on the Silver Screen

Cash prizes and big rewards energized students from across the state to use their creative talents to increase public awareness about the health hazards of radioactive radon gas in homes. More than 135 YouTube videos and 450 posters were submitted to the...[Read More]

Date Published: 09/10/2020

January Is Radon Action Month

January is Radon Action Month. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency works with students to increase public awareness. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States behind cigarette smoking. Radon is a gas that...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/20/2020

County raises awareness about radon

Sangamon County officials handed out test kits to more than 125 people this past week during the kickoff to a new radon awareness campaign. gas is variable from house to house. The test kits, which are manufactured by Air Check Inc., are then mailed...[Read More]

Date Published: 08/20/2008

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]

Date Published: 09/27/2007

IEMA joins with Illinois Broadcasters Association to encourage people to test homes for radon

TV, radio messages start airing in Illinois to increase awareness of radon health risks and importance of home...[Read More]

Date Published: 08/17/2007

Logan Co. Health Department distributing free radon testing kits

The Logan County Health Department is distributing free radon testing kits after the county was identified as one of 49 in Illinois to have a radon level higher than average. The average indoor radon level in Logan County was recorded at 6.3 picocuries...[Read More]

Date Published: 07/07/2008