1. Lake County Launches igrow Home Visiting Program for Parents

    The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center has launched igrow Lake County, a home visiting service for expectant mothers and families with children up to age 5 who reside in Lake County. Read on...
  2. Recreational Cannabis Information

    The following information provides health and safety tips on both the Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act and what you need to know as an Illinois resident. Read on...
  3. Ethylene Oxide in Lake County, Illinois

    Find information on ethylene oxide emissions in Lake County. Read on...
  4. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

    The HPV vaccine can prevent HPV, and cervical cancer can be prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up care. Read on...
  5. Protect Your Family and Community from Radon

    Radon gas builds up in homes over time and can’t be seen, tasted, or smelled — making it easy for radon problems to go unnoticed. Read on...
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Protect Your Family and Community

Studies show that radon occurs in every county in Illinois, and some homes tested in Lake County have had elevated radon levels. 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. Watch this video and learn about ways to protect your home from radon.