Commercial Radon Testing Kansas City
Radon in homes tends to be the largest area of concern for most people. However, in the United States, many people spend the majority of their day inside some type of building, including schools. This is why Radon 411 offers commercial Radon testing in the Kansas City and surrounding areas. We should understand it is very important to know radon is not confined to residential areas. Radon is a natural gas and is released through soil and rock. It is just as prevalent in other building structures including schools and businesses. This is especially true if the building is located in a geographical area prone to higher levels of radon. Radon enters commercial buildings and schools in the same way as it does a home. It comes through cracks, floors, walls and drainage systems.
Radon in the Workplace - Commercial Radon Testing Kansas City
Radon is a natural gas and there will be some level of it in any enclosed building structure. The biggest concern is the amount of radon that is entering the structure. The primary contributing factors to the health risks posed by radon gas are the amount and length of time exposed.
Many people are aware of the radon exposure risks to miners and nuclear material workers. Most of us don’t consider the amount of radon that could potentially be entering their place of business. Radon tends to be highest in the lowest level of a structure. There are other structural factors that may be adding to radon levels. Entry into other levels of the building such as cracked floors, walls, drainage systems and building materials also contribute.
Any IEPA action levels above 4.0 pCi/L can be dangerous. Please contact your workplace safety officer if you are concerned about radon levels in your workplace or business. Detection of radon is as simple as conducting tests. It is the only way to know if radon is a problem that needs action. Radon exposure is a serious issue. You can rest assured, Radon 411 has the expertise to solve all of your radon problems.
Radon in Schools
Our homes are not the only place children and adults can be exposed to high levels of radon. It is very important parents, teachers and school officials are aware radon could be a potential problem in their schools. The US EPA has reported a nationwide survey providing results on radon in schools. As a result, an estimated 70,000+ schoolrooms have a short-term radon level above 4.0 pCi/L.
The only way to know if your school has radon levels that pose a risk is through commercial radon testing. High levels of Radon can pose a risk to your child's health. Speak with your school officials to find out more on the radon action plan in place in your school. You can also contact your local state radon office.