June 20, 2010
Federal Radon Action Plan
The EPA and various agencies today released the updated
Federal Radon Action Plan at the Healthy Homes Conference in Denver,
Details of the plan can be found at
Through the American Radon Policy Coalition, Allied
Radon Services, Inc is participating with other non-government agencies
in implementation of the plan.
November 25, 2009
Recap of Radon News Announcements
AARST issued the following recap of major radon
announcements in Briefly Speaking this morning.
These are major and should have a noticeable impact on
the way that radon is viewed in the world.
November 15, 2009
SIL Radon Awareness Task Force, Inc Recognized
SIL Radon Awareness Task Force, Inc. members David
Parkhill, Gloria Linnertz, and Calvin Murphy were recognized by the
Midwest Chapter AARST with a plaque presentation at the Chapter meeting
November 13, 2009 at the Chateau in Bloomington, IL. The
presentation was to recognize the efforts of the task force in creating
radon awareness in Southern Illinois.
November 15, 2009
Gloria Linnertz Story
Gloria Linnertz of Waterloo, IL tells her story and
reveals who she came to be a radon activist and consumer advocate. Her
story emphasizes the importance of everyone testing their homes for
radon gas and taking corrective action when elevated radon levels are
Southern Illinois Radon Awareness Initiative
The free test kit portion of the Southern Illinois Radon Awareness
Initiative ended at 4:30pm on June 30, 2009. I am pleased to
announce that 998 of the 1,000 test kits that were available were given
away. The next milestone in the initiative is July 14, 2009.
In order to qualify for one of the 10 free radon mitigation systems,
test kits received as part of the Initiative from American Lung
Association of Illinois must be postmarked by this date.
January is National Radon Action Month. Winter is a good time to
check the radon levels in your house. Please contact us if you
need help locating a test kit.
Representative Karen May has introduced HB4789 which
will impact radon levels in new houses. You can view the legislation and
follow it's progress through the legislative process at:
March 7, 2008
The Today Show ran a segment on radon today. The segment can be
July 27, 2008
Granite Counter Tops and Radon
There was a lot of discussion this week
regarding granite counter tops possibly creating high radon levels in
homes. In order to conserve space on the website, I have created a
blog to catalog pertinent links on the subject. The blog is