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Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. According to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, radon is responsible for an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. Additionally, if you smoke and live in a home with high radon levels, the risk is ten times greater of developing lung cancer.

Radon is formed naturally in the ground due to uranium in the soil. When the uranium breaks down it releases radon gas that then travels up through the ground. Most radon gas dissipates once it's released in open air but may become trapped in the buildings above.

Radon is measured in picoCuries per liter (pCi/L). When radon levels reach a level of 4.0 pCi/L the risk of lung cancer is elevated. Based on test results, many homes in Kendall County are at risk for high levels of radon.

The only way to know if your home has radon is by testing.  Testing is easy and affordable. You can pick up a radon testing kit at a local hardware store, the Kendall County Health Department, or by scanning the QR code at the top of the page to order a test kit online. You can also hire a professional radon testing specialist.

If you discover radon at a harmful level, it can be mitigated. Feel free to call us and we can help you interpret your results and point you towards resources to help you find a radon mitigator.

For more information please contact us at (630)53-9100 and ask for Environmental Health.
A video presentation of the directions for your Radon Test Kit is available on the Air Chek website. Click the image below. If you have any questions about the Radon Test Kit, give us a call.
Radon Test Kit
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