Archive for February, 2013
A Bill for Radon Mitigation in Schools in Kalamazoo
A bill has recently been proposed by a congress member from Iowa which would provide grant funding for radon mitigation in schools. Kalamazoo residents should be excited by the increased safety and health this would bring to all teachers, students, and faculty alike. The bill would provide funding for all schools to have radon testing done. Schools which return high levels of radon gas would then receive additional grant funding for radon mitigation in schools. This ensures that we are not cutting any of the education budget, and are providing an adequate level of safety in our Kalamazoo schools. You can show your support for this bill by speaking with your school board superintendent, contacting a local politician, or even writing a letter to members of congress.
Radon gas is responsible for one out of seven cases of lung cancer. Radon is a cancer causing gas which occurs naturally in the soil beneath schools, buildings, and homes in Kalamazoo, MI. Radon kills 20,000 people each and every year, making it one of the most deadly gases, and an extremely dangerous cancer. While we often focus on radon mitigation for our Kalamazoo, MI homes, we should be focusing on radon mitigation in schools as well.
Radon forms in the soil beneath schools in the natural process of uranium breaking down As uranium breaks down, radon gas forms and may seep into the foundation of school buildings, or any other building. As the gas continues to enter a Kalamazoo school, concentration only builds higher and higher, making it even more dangerous for students, teachers, and faculty.
Benefits of Radon Mitigation in Schools in Kalamazoo
Radon mitigation in schools can help us prevent many deaths. Kalamazoo students, teachers, and faculty members need to have adequate radon mitigation in order to reduce the radon levels to an acceptable level. If an air purification system is properly installed, gas levels may drop by as much as 99%. This means that our Kalamazoo schools may go from being a cancer causing hot bed to a safe haven.
Radon mitigation in schools is the first step we need to take in preventing this dangerous gas from reaching extraordinary levels, and taking the lives of all of those involved in education. As mentioned, if this bill passes, no funding will have to come out of the education budget, and it will all be sourced from grant funding. Many Kalamazoo residents have already taken the effort to reduce the levels of radon gas in their homes through having a mitigation system installed, but now is the time that we take action for our schools. Write as many congress members as possible, and explain in detail why radon mitigation in schools is so important for our students, teachers, faculty members, and our future. Do not let this bill be shot down, take action for radon mitigation in schools today.
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