Radon Resources

Click the links to download PDFs of information on radon. 

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A Citizen's Guide to Radon
An overview of how to protect yourself and your family from radon, how to test your home, myths and facts about radon, and a list of resources. 

A Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction: How to fix your home
A guide to reducing radon levels in your home, choosing a qualified radon mitigation contractor, reducing radon at work, and maintaining a radon reduction system. 

A Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
A guide to testing a home for radon, buying or building a home, selling a home, radon-resistant homes, and radon mitigation. 

Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

The ABCs of Radon in Illinois: What every family should knowAlso available in Spanish.
An overview of testing a home for radon, where radon comes from, radon zones in Illinois and radon mitigation systems. 

Guidelines for Radon Measurements in the Home
A guide to buying and using long-term and short-term radon tests, how to test your home, and what to do with test results.

Radon Guide for Tenants
A guide for people who rent houses, apartments and condominiums explaining what radon is and how to find out if there is a radon problem in the residence.

Radon Testing Guidelines for Real Estate Transactions
A guide to testing a home for radon before buying or selling. 

Guide to Radon Mitigation
A guide to various methods of radon mitigation in homes. 

IEMA Radon Measurement Laboratories and Low Cost Detectors
IEMA's listing of licensed laboratories and test kits that have demonstrated accurate radon measurement.

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