This is a school in the district my son goes to. I just thought I'd share it to help spread the word about radon. Do you check your home or does your school test for it? If you click on the link there is a 8 minute video about it as well with a lot of great information about radon and radon testing.
SILENT KILLER: Radon In Iowa Schools And Homes
Posted on: 2:00 am, November 13, 2012, by Dan Winters, updated on: 05:34am, November 13, 2012
You send your children to school, assuming they will be reasonably safe. So, why is a middle school principal on a mission to warn all parents about a potential health hazard to Iowa students?
Steph Langstraat, Principal at Monroe Middle School in Prairie City is fighting back against radon, a potentially deadly chemical seeping up through the foundation of her school into classrooms and halls.
Monroe Middle School is not alone; Iowa has the highest uranium concentration in the nation. As uranium breaks-down, it releases radon gas that has potential to cause lung cancer. The gas rises up through an estimated 3/4 of the homes and building foundations in Iowa.
Channel 13's Dan Winters has more on the story.