Radon Concerns During Renovations for a Healthy School Environment

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Why It's Important

  • Radon is a naturally occurring gas that seeps into buildings from the surrounding soil. In some cases, well water may be a source of radon.
  • Indoor radon is one of the most serious environmental health problems. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after smoking. 
  • High levels of radon have been found in a number of schools across the country. You can't see, taste or smell radon—only testing can identify it.

What You Can Do 

EPA and Federal Partners

Regional, State and Local Resources