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Home Safety Tips:
RADON, lead & Other environmental hazard Safety

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We’ve put together a list of tips and resources to help keep 
yourself, your home, and your family safe.


Did you have your home tested for Radon before moving in? Have you had your home tested in the last two years?

Any residence that is at or below the second story of a building should be tested for radon levels.

Exposure to radon can lead to many health complications including lung cancer and other types of cancers.

The US EPA recommends you test your home for radon every two years.

US EPA Radon Website

Illinois Department of Public Health Radon Information

Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Radon Information

IEMA Radon Testing Guidelines for Real Estate Brochure


Lead can be found in paint, drinking water, soil, and even air.

Children and pregnant women are most at risk for lead poisoning from common lead sources, but other adults can also be harmed from exposure to lead.


Simple ways to combat lead exposure:

  • Inspect and maintain all painted surfaces to prevent paint deterioration.

  • Address water damage quickly and completely.

  • Keep your home clean and dust-free.

US EPA - Learn about Lead

Illinois Department of Public Health Lead Information

Local Resources for Radon, Lead, and Other Environmental Hazards (Testing and Mitigation):

Steve Reilly - Owl Inspection Services (Radon Testing & Detection)

630-248-6500 |


Brian Bussey - Bussey Environmental Inc. (Mold, Air Quality, Lead Paint, Radon Inspections)

847-492-1465 |

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