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.
  • Radon is high in many areas in Illinois.
  • IEMA Radon Brochure 
  • IDPH website - radon and health effects  

Where can I get a test kit?

  • Radon test kits are available for sale at most home improvement or hardware stores.
  • Test kits for homes are also available in limited numbers at Peoria City/County Health Department.

Where can I get radon mitigation help and information?

  • Limited funds are available through the Edwards Settlement Agreement for radon testing and mitigation in some Peoria County zip codes, as well as in Tazewell County. Find out if your home qualifies by calling Peoria City/County Health Department Radon Program at 309-679-6120.
  • Other mitigation information and a list of licensed professionals and mitigation tag orders can be found on the Illinois Emergency Management Agency website IEMA  or through the IEMA Information line at 800-325-1245.