Does Your Home Contain Radioactive Gas?

Over 40 percent of Illinois homes contain dangerous levels of radon gas. For less than $10, you can find out if your's is one of them.

How much would you pay to protect your family?

Radon gas is a silent, odorless threat to over 40 percent of Illinois homeowners, according to the Illinois Emergency Management AgencyThe EPA reports this naturally-occuring radioactive gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

How to test your home

Luckily, the state is offering an inexpensive solution for residents to test their homes and protect their families. For less than $10, radon test kits are now available to Illinoisians via this website.

Cook County also offers radon test kits for $7. Residents can obtain one by mailing a $7 check or money order to:

Cook County Dept. of Environmental Control
69 West Washington Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602.

Inexpensive radon test kits are also available online through a variety of independent vendors.

You can also call the National Radon Hotline to purchase radon kits over the phone at 1-800-SOS-RADON (1-800-767-7236).

Want to learn more about radon? Check out the EPA's website.

Jon Voight February 20, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Illinois.... consistently a bad place to live.
Jill February 23, 2013 at 08:53 PM
And if your home tests positive, then what?
Amazed February 24, 2013 at 01:25 AM
ok...so you have to "order" the tests...are you kidding me? Don't you think by making them available at a local store would possibly save more lives and/or bring some much needed attention to the seriousness of this problem??? I never even heard this before now..is it just me?


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