How much would you pay to protect your family?
Radon gas is a silent, odorless threat to more than 40 percent of Illinois homeowners, according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The 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.
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.