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Got Questions about Radon? We Have Answers!

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

“Radon: a hazardous, colorless, odorless gas”

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and the leading cause among non-smokers.

Radon is a hazardous, colorless, odorless gas which may be lurking in your home or rental unit. A new law passed on January 1, 2012, that requires those seeking to rent property stay informed about radon levels in the properties they seek to rent.  This law requires owners of rental units to inform prospective tenants, in writing, whether the rental space has been tested for radon and if a hazard exists. In light of this new law, we thought it might be helpful to answer some frequently asked questions about radon. Read more »


Top 5 Bug Spray Questions: Home Edition

Posted: May 24th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

This time of year, the Illinois Poison Center’s call volume starts to increase for a variety of reasons. One of  those reasons has to do with the use of pesticides in the home.  Here are the top 5 most frequently asked questions about insecticides:

1. Can I use outdoor-use pesticides inside the house if I have a really bad bug problem?

No!  There is a major difference in the safety level of the two products. Most Read more »


Ways To Deal With Unwelcome Fall House Guests

Posted: September 21st, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

How to safely use rat and mouse poison

By Tony Burda, DABAT and Grazina Janeliauskaite, Pharm.D. Student

Along with the cooling of outdoor temperatures and the chill in the wind at this time of year we all like to come inside to a nice, warm, cozy home and have a pleasant beverage or snack. But we are not the only ones who have that very same thought in mind. During the brisk fall season, rodents such as mice and rats, are looking to close up their summer nests, pack their bags and make their way into your home through the narrowest of cracks whether you like it or not…EEEK! Read more »