School age children spend more time in the classroom than any other indoor space. School officials are concerned about the safety of their students and radon can be a silent hazard lurking in the classroom.
Radon gas is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that damages delicate lung tissue when people breathe contaminated air. Radon is proven to be a leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking. The higher the level and the longer the exposure to radon, the greater the risk of disease.
Perhaps you’re wondering why we started testing homes for radon! Well, there is a very interesting story behind that question and it’s what got me interested in the field of radon gas testing way back in 1985 when I worked as a salesman for a hot air solar and energy conservation company called “Energy Masters” in Lexington, KY.