The University of Illinois Extension will host “Clearing the Air about Radon” on October 9, 2019, where program participants will learn what radon is and how it enters a home, the danger it poses, and how a home can be tested for radon. Discussion will also include information about reducing the radon levels in a home, including contact information for licensed radon professionals in the area that can help homeowners through the process of testing and mitigation.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. This colorless, odorless gas is found in many homes throughout Illinois.
Plan to attend one of the “Clearing the Air about Radon” workshops to learn more about this silent foe. Two workshops will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County will hold their workshop at 1 p.m. at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr., Sycamore, IL; and University of Illinois Extension Boone County will hold their workshop at 6 pm at the Boone County Extension Meeting Room, 205 Cadillac Ct. Ste. 5, Belvidere, IL.
Registration is $10 per household and each household will receive a set of informational materials and a radon test kit through an Illinois Emergency Management Agency Radon Awareness Grant. Pre-registration is requested to attend one of these Radon programs. To register for either location, please visit our website at: web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo or by calling University of Illinois Extension in DeKalb County at (815) 758-8194 or Boone County at (815) 544-3710. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Extension office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.