Info on Radon Home Tests

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Published on January 29 2013 10:04 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Radon tests from 118,447 homes across Illinois found 41 percent had radon levels above the recommended level for taking action. Information on home radon tests conducted by professional radon measurement contractors from 2003 – 2011 is now readily available on the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s (IEMA) radon website (www.radon.illinois.gov).

IEMA recently updated the website to provide more information about radon testing and mitigation done by professional contractors. Visitors to the site can easily access information
about the number of radon tests conducted in their county and their Zip code, the number and
percentage of homes above the action level, as well as the average for each.

The site also includes information about the number of radon-reducing systems installed in
homes from 2005 – 2001 by county and Zip code. Those numbers are further broken down by
the type of systems installed – active soil depressurization or radon resistant new construction.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is highlighting the new website feature as
part of Radon Action Month throughout January.