Serving Chicago's North and Northwest Suburbs
Illinois Dept of Nuclear Safety Professional License #RNI2007213
The State of Illinois recently passed the Illinois Radon Awareness Act.
For more information visit: www.radon.illinois.gov
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive soil gas that is drawn into the home through the cracks of the foundation, plumbing and electrical penetrations, floor drains, wall cavities, crawl spaces and sump pumps. Radon gas is caused by the decay of uranium in the soil under the home. Radon gas cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted.
The following organizations agree the radon gas is a class "A" carcinogen and causes lung cancer at elevated levels (>4pCi/L):
- American Medical Association
- American Lung Association
- National Cancer Institute
- National Academy of Sciences