What can I do to protect myself from radon?
According to the U.S. EPA, nearly one in fifteen homes has elevated radon levels. The only way to know if your home is safe is radon testing.
Test kits can be purchased at most hardware or home improvement stores. They are simple to use and typically cost between $15 and $25. If your home has unsafe levels of radon, there are effective radon reduction systems.
Respiratory Health Association is active in advocating for awareness of radon risks, the importance of home testing, and greater disclosure of known radon risks in Illinois.
Below is our map of radon in Illinois. Additional resources can be found in the Radon section of our Library.
KEY: Blue – Zone 1 – High potential Yellow – Zone 2 – Moderate Green – Zone 3 – Low potential
Note: This map is not intended to determine if a home in a given zone should be tested for radon. Homes with elevated radon have been found in all three zones. All homes should be tested regardless of geographic location. It is recommended that homes be tested every two years.