University of Illinois at Chicago offers InterNACHI approved online education.

Media Release

Joseph Zanoni, MILR,
Associate Director of Continuing Education and Outreach
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health
Great Lakes Centers MC 922
2121 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7260
Voice: (312) 996-2613
Fax: (312) 413-7369
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February 13, 2006


  InterNACHI Approves “Critical Thinking Approaches to Radon Mitigation”

(University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL)  The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), the premier non-profit home inspector association, today approved “Critical Thinking Approaches to Radon Mitigation,” for 3 hours of continuing education credits for its members.  UIC will proudly exhibit the InterNACHI “Education Approved” seal. 

This is an introductory course about critical thinking and is designed to enhance recall of educational materials.  At its foundation is a fictional story based on real events.  Our hero, Bill Knight, feared public speaking more than anything, until his 15-year old daughter was diagnosed with lung cancer.  Agreeing to a background position, Bill joins a small group of neighbors preparing to argue for the adoption of the radon control appendix to the International Building Code at a pivotal City Council meeting.  But opposing arguments, and a Councilman’s challenge, draw Bill to the forefront - testing both his resolve and his courage.

The story is told in five parts with educational materials complementing each part, such as an introduction to statistical power, Little Known Facts About Radon, and cloud chamber basics.  Counterarguments for radon health mines are woven, naturally, into the dialogue along with effective dose calculations and cloud chamber footage. 

This is a powerful course, packed with useful information.  To register go online to or enroll by phone (312) 996-6904 or fax (312) 413-7369.