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Radon Testing in Schools
What is radon?
Radon is:
• A naturally occurring gas that seeps into buildings from the surrounding soil.
• The second leading cause of lung cancer.
• The number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers,
according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates.
• Responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
 
Do schools need to test for radon?
Yes, the EPA and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recommend testing occur every two years or upon
the completion of any major renovations.
 
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