Radon Resource Page
New radon law applies to residential sales of one to four-unit properties. Effective January 1, 2008 the Illinois Radon Awareness Act requires the seller of a residential property (of one to four dwelling units) to provide the buyer with two documents before becoming bound on a contract: 1) a "Disclosure of Information on Radon Hazards" and 2) a pamphlet on radon testing guidelines from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The aim of the legislation is to boost awareness about radon; nothing in the Act requires a seller to test for radon or to engage in ?mitigation activities.? Both the form and pamphlet are available for download.
Here is a link to an excellent slideshow (http://www.radalink.com/illinois/presentation.htm) that gives an overview of the new radon law. Created by a company that specializes in radon testing, the slideshow even includes audio accompaniment.
EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month, a time when state radon programs and other partners conduct special radon outreach activities and events across the country. The aim of National Radon Action Month is to increase the public's awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices. Learn more about the national effort to take action against radon.
US EPA information resources and links about this gas, its health effects, and its control.
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SPRINGFIELD ? Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today proclaimed January as Radon Action Month in Illinois and urged people throughout the state to test their homes to see if they have elevated levels of the radioactive gas known to cause lung cancer. Radon is recognized as the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the nation, behind smoking, but is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. http://www.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=3&RecNum=6525