January is National Radon Action Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month in an effort to increase awareness of radon, promote testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices.

Radon is a natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste. It’s easy to ignore, but it could be present in your home, school, or office. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., claiming about 20,000 lives annually, or slightly more than two every hour. The only way to know if you have a radon problem is to test.

Find resources to share with clients from the EPA including A Citizen’s Guide to Radon and download Basic Radon Facts.

More Resources:

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency licenses and regulates the individuals who provide radon measurement and mitigation to the public. Learn about the risks associated with radon and how to reduce radon levels in homes and find county-specific radon information, lists of measurement and mitigation licensees at radon.illinois.gov. Also download Radon Testing Guidelines for Real Estate Transactions brochure.

REMINDER TO ILLINOIS REALTOR®: Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, you need to use the revised Radon Disclosure Form. Members can download on the IAR website (login required) or purchase in bulk from the IAR REALTOR® Store, 800-529-2696.

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About Kara Kienzler

Kara Kienzler is Webmaster/Communications Coordinator for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). She serves as Webmaster for the IAR websites including www.illinoisrealtor.org and www.yourillinoishome.com. She is responsible for the design, layout, printing and online strategy of IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine, e-newsletters and other publications, and assists with new releases, issues research, surveys and speechwriting. She also plans and develops content for the IAR blog at www.iarbuzz.com and coordinates the Illinois REALTOR® magazine Twitter account content at ILREALTORmag. She coordinates the Leadership Directory and serves as co-liaison to the Illinois Young Professionals Network.

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