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On April 1, 2016 By laura.oakleaf
The Cook County Department of Environmental Control will participate in Northbrook’s Earth/Arbor Day event from 9:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16 at the Northbrook Village Green, 1810 Walters Avenue in Northbrook.
The department will have information resources for residents, such as radon testing. The County will offer information on radon home testing and radon […]Click here for more →
On January 18, 2016 By Christopher Lipman
January is Radon Awareness Month and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control reminds you to be aware of the health risks of radon. 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 […]Click here for more →
On April 17, 2015 By laura.oakleaf
The Cook County Department of Environmental Control will participate in Northbrook’s Earth & Arbor Day event on Saturday April 25 at the Northbrook Village Green (1810 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, Illinois 60062), 9:00 a.m. to noon. The department will have information on resources available to residents, including radon awareness and testing. The County will offer […]Click here for more →
Protect Your Family from Lung Cancer Caused by Exposure to Radon in Your Home
WASHINGTON – In recognizing January as National Radon Action Month, EPA encourages Americans around the country to test their homes for this naturally occurring radioactive gas and make 2015 a healthier, safer new year.
“Many people don’t realize that radon is […]Click here for more →
As part of Radon Action Month in January, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency urge people throughout Cook County to test their homes for radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas that has been found in nearly 40 percent of Illinois homes tested.
You can receive more information or […]Click here for more →
On January 15, 2013 By laura.oakleaf
January is Radon Awareness Month
The Cook County Radon Awareness Program is encouraging residents of Cook County to test their home for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into a house through cracks in the basement floor and walls, around the openings of the sump pump […]Click here for more →
On August 16, 2012 By laura.oakleaf
Cook County Residents can help the environment by keeping unused medications out of the waste stream. The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have been found in groundwater. Each year, close to 5,000 tons of pharmaceutical and personal care products enter the waste stream. Many survive water treatment processes […]Click here for more →
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
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