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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Tenants Radon Protection Act.
The General Assembly finds that radon
is the leading cause of death in private homes and a
radioactive element that is part of the radioactive decay
chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil. Unlike carbon
monoxide and many other home pollutants, radon's adverse
health effect, lung cancer, is usually not produced
In this Act:
"Dwelling unit" means a room or suite of rooms used for
human habitation. "Dwelling unit" includes a mobile home, a
single family residence, each living unit in a multiple family
residence, and each living unit in a mixed use building.
"IEMA" means the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
"Landlord" means any person or entity leasing a dwelling
unit to a tenant. "Landlord" includes, but is not limited to,
an individual, company, corporation, firm, group, association,
partnership, joint venture, trust, government agency, or