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January is Radon Action Month

 

January 26, 2022



The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging residents to take time in the coming weeks to test their home for radon as part of Radon Action Month.  Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.  Radon-related health risks are preventable with a simple home detection test. 

Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium and radium in the soil. This odorless, colorless, tasteless gas is found in the air that we breathe in buildings, homes, offices and if not properly mitigated can reach drastically high...



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