Protecting Our Future With Radon Testing in Schools
Did you know children exposed to the same amount of the carcinogenic gas radon as adults can have twice the rate of developing lung cancer? According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, their faster breathing rate, lung size, and shape make radiation doses higher for children.1 The EPA has estimated an alarming 70,000 schools in the United States have higher than the recommended safe levels of radon gas.2 Given the high radon levels in Utah, Utah Radon Defense wants to make sure safe air is possible for all the children in our schools.
“All students have the right to expect a safe and healthy environment. Teachers and other school employees should encourage their schools to conduct radon tests and undertake all necessary corrective actions. The health of our children demands no less,” Keith Geiger, NEA President.2
Let us defend your students, staff and volunteers against radon by hiring our certified, skilled technicians to conduct radon testing in schools. At Utah Radon Defense, we make the process of school radon testing simple and fast to put your mind at ease. Our experienced specialist will come to your business, multi-unit property, school, industrial facility, or school building and set up a highly accurate, radon testing system. Upon completion of testing, our technician can discuss your results with you. The radon level will inform our team on whether or not to recommend commercial radon mitigation. Whenever possible, we will use remediation techniques to not only lessen but remove the radon completely. Our advanced mitigation services will push the radon away from the indoor structures ensuring your breathing air is safe.
- “Environmental Health and Medicine Education.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.atsdr.cdc.gov
- “Radon in Schools.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 25 Mar. 2020, www.epa.gov/radon/radon-schools.
- A Citizen’s Guide to Radon The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Dec. 2016, www.epa.gov