Archive for February, 2013
Knoxville Radon Mitigation in Schools and School Safety
Knoxville, TN residents are all in debate about the new gun laws being proposed by the President. Whether or not we agree with them, nearly everyone can agree that some type of action must be taken to make our schools and public areas safer. Knoxville residents may not know that one of the most dangerous things to them gets very little attention. Radon gas is a silent killer that enters homes, schools, office buildings, and any other structure, and wrecks havoc causing lung cancer and death to over 20,000 people each year.
If you have a child that attends school in Knoxville, TN, or if you are a teacher or faculty member, you need to push for radon mitigation in schools. Radon mitigation in schools can ensure that our Knoxville schools are safe from this toxic, deadly gas by reducing its levels by as much as 99%. This way we know for certain that all of our Knoxville schools are healthy, and that we do not have to worry about anyone involved with schools getting lung cancer because of radon gas.
In order to know whether or not radon gas has infected a local Knoxville school, the first action that must be taken is testing. This gas is both colorless and odorless, meaning that you must take a test in order to know for certain whether or not the Knoxville school has radon. A bill is being proposed by a member of congress which will have a long term plan to reduce the radon in all schools across the nation. If passed, this bill will provide the necessary funding to reduce levels of radon gas. The money will be dispersed in grant form to all schools for testing. Schools which are determined to have high levels of gas will receive additional funding for mitigation.
Knoxville’s need for Radon Mitigation in Schools
Radon forms in the soil beneath Knoxville schools and homes. When the uranium in the soil breaks down, radon gas forms. This gas may enter the tiniest of places, and enter through the foundation, water supply, or even building materials. No matter how this gas enters, radon mitigation in schools is the only way you can ensure the gas is removed. A professional at S.W.A.T. Environmental has all of the training and certifications necessary to remove and reduce the radon in Knoxville schools.
If you live in Knoxville, you need to contact a local politician or school board member and tell them of the importance of radon mitigation in schools. You may also wish to write a letter to a member of congress. Radon in schools has become a serious problem that cannot be solved without your help. Make a vow to take action and improve the Knoxville, TN area by advocating for radon mitigation in schools wherever and whenever you possibly can.
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