Radon

What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can enter homes where there is contact with the soil.

High levels of indoor radon gas occur in Peoria County and in every county in Illinois.

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Testing for indoor radon gas and installing a system to discharge the gas can reduce harmful levels.

Where can I get a test kit?

Radon test kits are available at most home improvement or hardware stores.

Test kits for homes are also available for $6 at Peoria City/County Health Department.

Other resources on radon gas:

IEMA website – list of licensed professionals and mitigation tag orders

IDPH website -  radon and health effects