Archive for February, 2013
Bloomfield and Radon Mitigation in Schools
School shootings always bring attention to the safety of our school system. It is extremely unfortunate that it requires a tragedy of this magnitude to grab our attention, and focus on our students, teachers, and faculty. While gun control is one of the most common topics with regard to school safety, radon gas should be on everyone’s watch as well.
Radon gas is a cancer causing gas known to Bloomfield, and all of America. As a resident of Bloomfield, your odds of having high levels of radon in your home are one out of fifteen. These odds may increase depending on which area of Bloomfield you live in. Radon gas is becoming more and more of a common threat, killing in excess of 20,000 each year in the form of lung cancer. Now, the percentage of all lung cancer cases caused by radon gas is roughly 15%. This means that while cigarettes are still deadly, more than one out of seven cases of lung cancer are actually caused by radon gas.
Radon Mitigation in Schools in Bloomfield is Important
Bloomfield residents need to be ensured that our schools are safe from this horrible gas. New statistics show that one out of five schools have high levels of radon gas. This equals about 70,000 schools with high levels of radon gas. We know that radon gas is a serious danger to Bloomfield students, teachers, and faculty, but only radon mitigation in schools can help us solve this problem.
Radon mitigation in schools in Bloomfield can help us reduce radon gas levels by up to 99%. We can help protect our students through radon mitigation in schools. Radon gas is odorless, and it cannot be seen either. If you want to know whether or not radon gas is present, you must have a test conducted. Testing is the first step in knowing whether or not a school building has dangerous levels of radon gas.
Radon forms in the soil beneath buildings. The source of it is from broken down uranium. As uranium breaks down, radon forms in a gaseous form, meaning it can enter into almost any space. In gas form, radon often seeps through foundations and into Bloomfield schools. Over time, the concentration of the gas continues to build higher and higher until it surpasses a dangerous level and action is necessary. Radon mitigation in schools is the only way we can dramatically reduce these levels to make all of our Bloomfield schools safe and healthy for everyone.
A bill is currently in the works of being passes that would make it mandatory for radon mitigation in schools in Bloomfield, MI, and all of America. The bill would provide grant funding for radon testing. Schools returning high levels of radon gas would receive additional grant funding for radon mitigation. Show your support for the safety of our students, teachers, and faculty, and let your local politician know your support and the need for this bill to pass.
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