The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is raising awareness about radon at these upcoming health fairs this summer:


July 15, 9am-11:30am
Radon Flyer 2015Village of Schaumburg Health and Safety Day
190 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg

August 3, 9am-2pm
Berwyn Township Health and Fitness Fair
6600 W. 26th Street, Berwyn

August 17, 2pm-6pm
Township of Schaumburg
Annual Community Wellness Fair
Schaumburg Township Town Hall
1 Illinois Boulevard, Hoffman Estates

August 27, 10am-3pm
25th Annual Fourth Ward Health and Housing Fair555 E. 51st Street, Chicago

September 15, 1pm-5pm
Hanover Township 9th Annual Just for the Health of it Community Health and Wellness Expo
Hanover Twonship Senior Center, 240 S. IL Route 59, Bartlett


The department will offer information on radon home testing and radon test kits will be available. Please note that these kits are recommended for residential use. For testing schools and commercial spaces, please consult a measurement professional; see the list of available measurement professionals.
Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that comes from the radioactive decay of naturally occurring uranium in the soil. It can enter homes and buildings through small cracks in the foundation, sump pumps or soil in crawlspaces. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall in the U.S. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency estimates nearly 1,200 Illinois citizens die from radon-related lung cancer each year and the Surgeon General estimates that radon may cause as many as 21,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. The Cook County Department of Environmental Control and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency urge people throughout Cook County to test their homes for radon. For more information on testing your home for radon please call (708) 865-6177.
For more Radon information visit IEMA’s radon page. For more information on the events, click these links: Village of Schaumburg; Township of Berwyn; Township of Schaumburg; Hanover Township.

*Please note that these kits are recommended for residential use. For testing schools and commercial spaces, please consult a measurement professional; see the list of available measurement professionals here. 

 

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