American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Health House



Build a Health House
Start a dialogue with your builder for making healthier choices while building your home. Learn about the top ten questions to ask your builder.

Health House Tip Sheets
The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Health House program has assembled various tips for creating a healthier home.

Radon Test Kits
The American Lung Association of Illinois urges all homeowners to test their homes for radon. Radon is a naturally occurring colorless, odorless radioactive gas that comes from naturally occurring uranium in the soil. The greatest exposure to radon is in the home, radon enters the home through cracks and other pathways found in the home's foundation. Any home can have radon, regardless if the home is new or old. Radon is a known human carcinogen that can contribute to lung cancer. The USEPA estimates that 13% of all lung cancer deaths are radon related.

To learn more about radon or to order a test kit to test your home click here.

Identify Home Pollutants
The air quality of our indoor environments effects our health and often contributes to structural degradation.

Indoor Air Quality
Start a dialogue with your builder for making healthier choices while building your home. Learn about the top ten questions to ask your builder.

 

Safe Car. Safe Home.

The American Lung Association in Illinois, in partnership with Illinois Emergency Management Association and Illinois Department of Transportation, are offering an opportunity to families that have had their homes tested through the "Safe Car. Safe Home" program a chance to win $400 toward a radon mitigation system. Click here to access the survey and be entered to win.

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Daycare Facilities

Daycare facilities working out of a residential home in Illinois are eligible to take part in the Safe Day, Safe Night Program. This program offers additional radon information, coupons, and access to a certified mitigation specialist to distribute to daycare customers.

To learn more about the program, click here.



Health House Maintenance Guide
Building a house according to American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Health House builder guidelines helps ensure a healthy, durable, and energy efficient home. Our maintenance guide provides monthly, seasonal, and annual tips.

Learn More About The American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the oldest volunteer health organization in the nation. Learn how we're fighting the nation's third leading killer…lung disease.

 

American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest® Health House®
Our Mission: Providing a foundation for Healthier Indoor Environments
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Springfield, IL 62711
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