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Healthy People. Healthy Choices.
Healthy Lake County.
Tony Beltran, MBA, Executive Director

Radon

About Us
The Health Department encourages Lake County residents to check the radon levels of their homes or apartments. Studies show that radon occurs in every county in Illinois. Some homes tested in Lake County have had elevated radon levels.
 
Who Can Receive Services
Lake County residents
Contact Us
847.377.8020
HealthEHS@lakecountyil.gov
​Location
Lake County Central Permit Facility
500 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL  60048
​Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
 

Additional Information
Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that naturally occurs in rock and soil.  It can seep into homes from the soil through cracks in the basement floors and foundations, crawl spaces, poorly sealed sump pumps, porous cinder block walls and other foundation floor and wall penetrations.

 


Immediate radon reduction steps:
Fill or seal any cracks, crevices or holes in the foundation
Provide a gastight cap for the sump pit
Maintain a water level in trapped floor drains

 

Short-term test kits are available through the Health Department for $10. The cost includes return postage, laboratory analysis and interpretation by Health Department staff. The kits are available from area hardware and building supply stores or you can request a kit by submitting an email request. For more information on purchasing a kit, call: 847.377.8030.


 

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