Radon in Schools:What You Need to Know to Properly Manage Radon in Your School

This webinar provides technical guidance from leading experts about effective radon testing and control strategies for schools and discusses best practices and key references for radon techniques.

  • Tracy Washington Enger, Facilitator, U.S. EPA
  • Bruce Snead, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
  • Gary Hodgden, AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards
  • David Murdock, Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia

View this webinar to learn-

  • The facts about radon in schools-risk, characteristics and prevalence of radon-and why it's necessary to test every school for radon
  • Effective and practical strategies for radon testing and control, including continuous radon monitoring
  • Standards of practice that address all aspects of radon measurement and mitigation and provide key references for these techniques
  • Methods to increase your understanding of how radon management fits into an integrated school environmental health program
  • Best practices of a school district mentor who has identified radon problems and successfully managed them
Why is taking action on radon important?Effective radon control is a critical component of any comprehensive indoor air quality management program. The only way to determine if your school building has elevated radon levels is to test. Testing for radon is simple and unobtrusive, and every school should have a plan to manage radon. Testing each room within the school is important, as radon levels can vary even within the same building. Radon is a known human lung carcinogen and is the largest source of radiation exposure and risk to the public. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Mitigation measures should be pursued during both the design and construction phases.

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Source: U.S. EPA