Radon is invisible.

Radon levels can change house to house.


Northern Illinois Radon Levels

I.E.M.A. (Illinois Emergency Management Agency) found the 44% of the Homes tested in Winnebago county had an indoor Radon levels of 4 pCi/L or greater. (This is only from Licensed Professionals-not home owner testing).

WINNEBAGO WAS 36%------------------------------NOW 40%
BOONE WAS 60%--------------------------------------NOW 55%
STEPHENSON WAS 52%----------------------------NOW 57% 
LEE WAS 24%--------------------------------------------NOW 51%
OGLE WAS 34%-----------------------------------------NOW 52%
DEKALB WAS 45%-------------------------------------NOW 45%
MCKENRY WAS 29%-----------------------------------NOW 65%
WHITESIDE WAS 19%---------------------------------NOW 40%

Radon is a class A human carcinogen, which means there is actual evidence that exposure to radon causes lung cancer in humans.  The National Academy of Science’s sixth Committee on the Biological Effects of ionizing Radiation (BEIR IV) study reaffirmed USEPA’S risk estimate for radon exposure.  In addition to USEPA, radon’s risk is recognized by the:

*American Lung Association
*American Medical Association
*Environmental Protection Agency
*National Academy of Sciences
*National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement
*U. S. Surgeon General
*World Health Organization

Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that seeps into your home from underground. Radon attaches itself to your lungs, where it can begin he process of causing lung cancer. The only way you can tell if your home has dangerous levels of radon is to Test it. For helpful information, call or visit:
1-800-SOS-RADON    or    www.epa.gov/radon