Radon - a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. The EPA ranks indoor radon
among the most serious environmental health problems facing us today. After smoking, it is the second leading cause of lung
cancer in the United States, causing an estimated twenty thousand (20,000) lung cancer deaths a year.
- High levels have been found in a number of schools across Ohio. Therefore, it is important that students, teachers, and
parents be aware that a potential problem could exist in their school. A nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimates
that nearly one in five has at least one schoolroom with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries
per liter) - the level at which EPA recommends that schools take action to reduce the level. EPA estimates that more than
seventy thousand (70,000) schoolrooms in use today have high short-term radon levels.
Radon Testing is relatively inexpensive
- Radon Testing can be performed with little to no disruption of normal
- School Radon Testing is required by Ohio Law HB203 "Jarod's Law"
Testing can only be performed by State of Ohio Licensed Radon Testing Firms
are the Leaders of the Ohio School Radon Testing initiative!