Archive for February, 2013
Rochester Radon Mitigation in Schools Benefits
School safety is a new topic that is being debated across the nation as we dissect deeper into gun law interpretation. While strict gun laws may or may not reduce the amount of crime, and school shootings, one thing is for certain when it comes to school safety. One out of five schools in the nation has dangerously high levels of radon gas and is in need of mitigation. If your Rochester, MN school has not explicitly stated that they have tested and removed all radon gas, then chances are that they are in need of some radon mitigation.
Radon is a deadly gas killing over 20,000 people each year. The numbers have increased so much that now one out of every seven cases of lung cancer are caused by radon gas. This means that more than 15% of all lung cancer cases are diagnosed to people who have not smoked a single cigarette through their entire life. In order to prevent this, we need radon mitigation in schools in Rochester, MN. Many homeowners in Rochester have already taken the necessary action by calling a radon specialist to reduce their levels of radon gas by as much as 99%, but our schools have not taken the same responsible action. Whether this be to misinformation in regard to radon, or simply a lack of funding for testing and mitigation, hardly any city has radon mitigation in schools.
Schools Safety and Radon Mitigation in Schools
The danger is evident as studies are now releasing data proclaiming that one out of five schools has high radon levels. This equals more than 70,000 schools that are in need of radon mitigation. No matter where you live, chances are there is a school with high levels of radon gas. Children attend Pre-K, elementary school, middle school, and high school, throughout their lives, making the odds of them attending a school with high levels of radon gas extremely high.
Radon mitigation in schools is needed if we want to make sure that all schools are a safe place. Before we dive into radon mitigation in schools, we need to take a closer look at how radon gas forms. Radon forms from broken down uranium in the soil. As the radon is created in gas form, it may enter through a number of spaces. The most common entry way is the foundation.
Grant funding would be provided to all schools for radon testing if a bill is passed in congress. Schools that have high levels of radon gas would then receive grant funding for radon mitigation in schools. It is really not even a question of whether or not we want our students, teachers, and faculty to all be safe while in school in Rochester, so you need to write a member of congress letting them know this bill should be passed. Take action for radon mitigation in schools.
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