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Has your child’s school been tested for radon?

posted Nov 13, 2014, 1:47 PM by Healthy Homes   [ updated Nov 14, 2014, 6:21 AM ]

Radon Initiative Partnership in Local Schools (RIPLS)

      

Linn County Public Health performs FREE radon testing for schools that request it. nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimates that nearly one in five has at least one schoolroom with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) - the level at which EPA recommends that schools take action to reduce the level. In Iowa and Linn County, our average indoor radon levels are estimated to be twice the EPA recommended mitigation level.

Did you know that children spend approximately one-third of their time in school? Let’s work together to keep them safe from radon. Contact your child’s school directly and encourage them to sign up for the RIPLS program today!

If you have questions about the program itself, you can contact us at 319-892-6000 and ask to speak with a radon specialist. 


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