Illinois Radon laws have been established regarding radon gas, which is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the soil, can seep into buildings and can cause lung cancer.
Radon gas exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer, costing estimated 21,000 lives per year.
Some of the key laws and regulations related to radon in Illinois include:
1. Radon testing and disclosure: Sellers of residential real estate in Illinois are required to disclose any known information about radon levels in the home, and buyers have the right to conduct a radon test before purchasing the property.
2. Radon mitigation: If a radon test reveals high levels of radon in a building (more than 4.0 pCi/L), the owner is required to take steps to mitigate the problem. Illinois has established standards for radon mitigation contractors, and individuals who perform mitigation work must be licensed by the state of Illinois. For more info and Illinois Radon Laws regarding mitigation click here: Illinois Radon Laws : Mitigation
3. Radon-resistant construction: effective 2013, The Radon Resistant Construction Act (420 ILCS 46/1 et seq.) requires certain new residential construction to include radon-resistant features, such as a vapor barrier and venting system.
4. Radon awareness and education: the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is the state agency responsible for radon gas regulation and education. IEMA maintains a Radon Program that provides information and resources on radon testing, mitigation, and regulation, as well as resources for residents to obtain free or low-cost radon test kits.
Check out a quick video how Ineta (Owner/Radon Measurement Professional) sets up a radon test which follows Illinois Radon Laws : Our Video
It’s important for Illinois residents to be aware of the risks associated with radon exposure and to take steps to protect themselves and their families. For more information on radon laws and regulations in Illinois, visit the IEMA website or consult with a licensed radon professional.
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