Radon in Schools

Why Test for Radon in Schools? 

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 70,000 schoolrooms in use today have high short-term radon levels.
 
The only way to determine if a problem exists is to test for it. 
 
School is not the only place that students and teachers can be exposed to radon. Since children spend more time at home, high radon levels there can pose a much greater threat to their health.
 
Once again, testing is simple and inexpensive. After all, radon is one health problem nobody should have to live with - at home or at school.
 
For more information, call one of the radon hotlines or contact the Kansas Radon Program.
 

 

EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools: Managing Radon in Schools  

 

 

 

Measurement in Schools

EPA's Radon Measurement in Schools: Revised Edition

 
 
 
 
American Association of Radon Scientests and Technologists Large Building Protocols 
 

 

 

Mitigation in Schools That Test High

American Association of Radon Scientests and Technologists Large Building Protocols 
 
  • Radon Mitigation Standards for Schools and Large Buildings (RMS - LB 2014). 
  • The AARST RMS-LB 2014 can only be accessed by purchasing the document. It is, however, the most current, up-to-date consensus-based standard for radon mitigation in schools and large buildings. As such, it is well worth the purchase price.
  • To purchase, follow the link above to the AARST online store.

 

 

EPA Reducing Radon in Schools: A Team Approach