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The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is raising awareness about radon at these upcoming health fairs this summer:
July 15, 9am-11:30am
Village 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.
A Message from the President
I believe that Cook County should be a world-class model of sustainability. We are working not only to boost sustainability practices throughout County government, but also to join forces with local governments, nonprofits and business, to accomplish more than we could separately in making each of Cook County’s communities sustainable. To further this work, I appointed Deborah Stone as the County’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, and as Director of the Department of Environmental Control. I also recognize that Cook County needs to share ideas and collaborate with a diverse group of community leaders and sustainability experts. In March 2012, I appointed the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council to help lift our vision higher and give us access to best practices. You can meet the Council members and read more about their mission in the “Advisory Council” section of this website. Toni Preckwinkle,Cook County Board President
What is Sustainability?
" Ensuring that there is enough for today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."Deborah StoneChief Sustainability Officer, Cook County Government
Contact UsCook County Chief Sustainability Officer
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Chicago, IL 60602
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