Archive for February, 2013
Radon Mitigation in Schools helps Framingham, MA
Radon gas kills an astounding number of people each year, yet sadly not much action has taken place for our school system. Framingham, MA residents may or may not have already taken the necessary precautions to reduce radon gas in their home, but hardly any schools have taken the needed action to reduce the radon gas levels in our public schools. Children go to school everyday, only to have a high risk of exposure to this cancer causing gas.
By the numbers, radon is one of the most deadly substances known to mankind. Killing 20,000 people each year, radon is a serious threat to the health of so many. Radon gas can be mitigated with a properly installed air purification system. Unfortunately, radon mitigation in schools does not occur as often as needed, leaving students, teachers, and faculty members unprotected against this deadly gas.
Why We Need Radon Mitigation in Schools in Framingham, MA
To better understand radon gas, we must understand where it comes from in Framingham, MA. Radon gas most commonly comes from the soil when uranium breaks down. This is a natural process, but the remains from the process are radioactive gas molecules, commonly known as radon. This gas may seep through the foundation of Framingham, MA schools, and into classrooms. In addition, this gas may also enter through the water supply, or even materials used to construct the school building. No matter how radon gas enters, the one thing for certain is that it must be removed as soon as possible to avoid any lung damage.
A radon specialist from S.W.A.T. Environmental is able to reduce the levels of radon gas in schools or homes by as much as 99%. Our professionals are properly trained in mitigation techniques, and are able to reduce the levels of gas dramatically. With your help of raising awareness, we can reduce the levels of radon gas in all of the Framingham, MA schools.
What is a little tricky about radon mitigation in schools is that radon gas is both odorless and colorless, meaning that the only way we are able to know for certain whether or not a home has radon gas is through having a test completed. Once a test is complete, you can easily see whether or not radon mitigation in schools is needed or not.
A bill is currently being proposed to congress which could eliminate all of the worry of whether or not radon gas has invaded your Framingham, MA school. If passed, the bill would provide grant funding for all schools to test for radon gas. Schools which received test results of high levels would then receive more grant funding for radon mitigation in schools. This process would provide the radon mitigation in schools we need all while not cutting any of the school budget, or sacrificing any of our students education. Voice your concern, and write a letter to a member of congress telling them the importance of this bill.
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