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Your Passive Radon System Isn’t Good Enough

My new home came with a passive radon system. Isn’t that good enough? The short answer: no. The long one: even a perfectly constructed passive radon system will not necessarily reduce radon levels below the EPA’s action level of 4 pCi/l. This doesn’t mean your home wasn’t built well. It just means that the strength… Read More

Real Estate and Radon

You’ve spent weeks, perhaps even months, preparing your home to go on the market. You’ve done those updates you’ve put off for so long, made the obvious repairs & kept your home absurdly clean. You’ve packed up your family at a moments’ notice, milling about grocery stores, parks, & Target. Finally – an offer is… Read More

What is Radon Poisoning?

Radon poisoning is a direct result of having too much exposure to radon. Though radon naturally occurs from the breakdown of uranium in the soil, it is highly radioactive. There is no such thing as a “safe” amount of radon exposure. The EPA has set an action level, which is 4.0pCi/L, but even at lower… Read More

Illinois Radon Laws Part 2

Illinois Radon Laws Continued We are continuing our look at Illinois Radon Laws. In our last post, we talked about how Illinois Radon Laws protect sellers, buyers & renters. This week we are looking at how our radon laws protect children & new construction dwellings. Illinois Radon Law #3 As of January 1, 2013, Illinois mandated… Read More

5 Important Illinois Radon Questions

Unsurprisingly, we often field questions about radon. Beyond the typical “what is radon” (psst – the answer is that it is a radioactive colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can cause cancer), we’ve put together a list of the 5 most common Illinois radon questions we hear. 1)   Is Radon really a problem in Illinois? Yes!… Read More

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