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Radon

Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as an indirect decay product of uranium or thorium.  Radon gas can cause lung cancer resulting in thousands of deaths each year.

In accordance with Federal law and Florida Department of Health regulations, the ECS samples all District educational facilities for Radon Gas.  Radon is a colorless and odorless gas produced by the natural decay of uranium and thorium atoms in soils.  Radon gas has been associated with adverse health effects and the ECS coordinates a vigorous sampling program on behalf of the District.  Radon sampling results are maintained by the ECS and are available for review upon request.

Step 1

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Remove from package.

Step 2

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Open Sampler.

Step 3

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Insert Sponge.

Step 4

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Hang for 48 hours.

 

A Radon sampler like this is placed in a classroom for 48 hours to collect a sample of the Radon gas present.  The sampler is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.  If Radon gas concentration is greater than 4.0 piC/l then corrective action is taken to mitigate the concentration of Radon gas.

 

Useful Links

National Radon Action Month

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Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 until Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month.  Discover resources and materials to help educate others about radon, including event planning kits, flyers, Power Point presentations, and much more.

The aim of National Radon Action Month is to increase the public's awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant, new construction practices.