Is there Radon in the Tazewell County Area?

Yes, studies by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and others show that Radon occurs in every county in Illinois. INDS found in its study that 63% of the homes that were tested in Tazewell County had indoor Radon levels of 4 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L) or greater. Studies that show high Radon levels occur often in central Illinois, no matter where you live, there is still reason for concern. The U.S. EPA has set 4 pCi/L as the Action Level, the level at which residents should take steps to reduce Radon levels. Screening results for Tazewell County are shown in the table below

Minimum Results
Average Results
Maximum Results
 greater than 4 pCi/L
greater than 4 pCi/L
Number greater than 20 pCi/L
Percent greater than 20 pi/L
Basement/Subsurface Level480.95.914.3336900
1st Floor Living Area50.93.18.812000
1st Floor Bedroom61.54.611.335000

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1. Is there Radon in the Tazewell County Area?
2. Can I test for Radon myself?
3. Does Radon really cause lung cancer?
4. Do people in Illinois take Radon seriously?
5. My house doesn't have a basement, could I still have high Radon levels?
6. If my house has a high Radon level, is there anything I can do about it?
7. What causes indoor air problems?
8. How does indoor air affect your health?
9. Does your home have an indoor air quality (IAQ) problem?
10. Which of the following are pollutant sources?
11. What can I do to improve the air in my home?
12. Do schools need to test for radon?