Welcome to the home of the McLean County Radon Awareness Program. Our mission is to reduce radon health risks by providing education, assisting with research, encouraging testing and supporting mitigation. We developed this site to educate residents of McLean county about the health risks associated with prolonged exposure to radon gas.

Radon Is a Silent Invisible Killer

Radon contributes to thousands of lung cancer related deaths each year. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today, surpassed only by smoking. Many who have died from radon-induced lung cancer never heard of radon or realized they had a radon problem in their home until they had developed advanced stages of lung cancer.

ABCs of Radon

Learn the ABCs of Radon. Download a Microsoft PowerPoint version (1.3 MB) of IEMA's ABCs of Radon booklet.

Protect Yourself and Your Family

Though you can't see or smell radon, you can find out if you have a radon problem in your home by performing a simple, inexpensive test. If testing shows that your home has a radon problem, cost-effective solutions to mitigate radon in your home exist. Explore our site to learn more about how to protect yourself and your family from this serious health threat.

Attention Physicians

Do you ask your patients if they've tested their homes for radon? Please watch the video below, test your own homes if you haven't already, educate your patients about the risks of radon and encourage them to test their homes. A simple conversation about radon may save their lives.

For more information and educational materials please visit the Breathing Easier web site.

Legal Disclaimer

The Radon Division of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency originally published much of the information on this site. The McLean County Radon Awareness Program provides this information as a community service and the utilization or interpretation of this material carries no warranty of quality or accuracy by the provider.