IEMA offers free training on radon reduction systems for home
contractors, code officials
installation techniques to be discussed
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[September 21, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- Home contractors
and local code officials can learn more about state regulations for
radon reduction systems and guidance on proper installation of these
systems in new homes at a free training seminar Tuesday in
Springfield. The training, hosted by the Illinois Emergency
Management Agency's radon program, will be from 3:20 to 5 p.m. at
the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Hotel.
Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that comes from
naturally occurring uranium in the soil. It is recognized as the
second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and it's the
leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers. IEMA and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency estimate that nearly 1,200 Illinois
residents are diagnosed with radon-related lung cancer each year.
The training is being conducted during the National Radon Conference
in Springfield Sept. 22-25. Participants in the construction
training seminar also will be able to visit the conference's vendor
display area and talk with nationwide radon equipment suppliers and
vendors before and after the seminar.
While the seminar is free, space is limited, so anyone interested
in attending is asked to register by calling the IEMA radon program
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Radon Resistant Construction Seminar
Sept. 24, 3:20-5 p.m.
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel
701 E. Adams St., Springfield
For more information about radon, visit the IEMA radon website at
Emergency Management Agency file received from
Illinois Office of
Communication and Information]