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Radon Mitigation in Schools for Wilmington, DE

Radon Mitigation in Schools in WilmingtonRadon mitigation in schools is becoming the new hot topic discussed by politicians. In Wilmington, DE, radon mitigation in schools would mean reducing the levels of radon gas our children, teachers, and faculty are exposed to on a daily basis. This sounds like an easy decision for all politicians to vote on, but unfortunately, no bill has been passed yet. Your support is needed in order for a bill for radon mitigation in schools to be passed.

First, radon is a gas that is known to cause lung cancer. It is odorless, colorless, and essentially undetectable without a test. If you want to ensure your Wilmington school is a safe place then radon testing is the only way you will be able to determine whether or not radon mitigation is necessary. Radon gas forms from uranium breaking down in the soil beneath and around Wilmington schools. As radon forms, it is in a dense, gas state, allowing it to seep its way into homes through the smallest of spaces in foundations, and other areas. As this gas enters school buildings and classrooms, it builds up in density, creating a dangerous level of cancerous gas in your Wilmington school.

Dangers Without Radon Mitigation in Schools in Wilmington

To put it in perspective, over 20,000 people die from radon gas each and every year. It is now calculated that more than one out of seven people diagnosed with lung cancer have experienced lung cancer because of radon gas. This means that even if you do not smoke a single cigarette, you may still face the same consequences due to radon.

Studies are now reporting that one out of five schools has at least one classroom with above normal levels of radon gas. This means that one out of five schools pose a threat to all students, teachers, and faculty alike. This equates to more than 70,000 schools across the nation being at risk without the help of radon mitigation in schools.

Radon mitigation in schools in Wilmington can reduce the levels of radon gas by fanning out the gas, and replacing it with fresh, clean air. The mitigation system provides the protection our students, teachers, and faculty need in order to be assured that their Wilmington school is a safe learning environment. Our children are the future of the nation, and it is time we invest in their health and education.

If a bill is passed to provide grant funding for both radon testing and radon mitigation in schools, we will be able to provide the safe learning environment everyone needs, while not sacrificing the resources to provide an excellent education. There is currently a bill in the works from a congressman in Iowa, but it will not pass without your help. Contact your local school, politicians, and school board members, and help us get a bill to provide a safe learning environment through radon mitigation in schools in Wilmington, DE.