Archive for February, 2013
Why Radon Mitigation in Schools in Waukesha is Needed
No matter what your stance is on gun control, we all can agree that schools should be a safe place. If we want to grow our nation’s economy, we must focus on education. Every facet of the education system must be secure from the national level down to the local level in Waukesha, WI. If we want to promise ourselves a brighter future, we need to invest in our students, teachers, and faculty members. Currently, there is an issue with health and safety of our public school system in Waukesha, WI and across the entire nation. Radon gas has been found in a large number of schools, meaning possible lung cancer for all those involved.
Radon gas kills 20,000 people each and every single year in the form of lung cancer. Radon is now responsible for one out of every seven cases of lung cancer. The sad part about this is that we could reduce the number of lung cancer cases by 15% by simply installing mitigation systems in every place that needed it. Schools are no different in Waukesha. Approximately one out of every five schools has high levels of radon gas, which means that we could make a huge impact with radon mitigation in schools. Radon mitigation in schools can reduce the levels of radon gas by as much as 99%. With an estimated 70,000 schools effected nationwide, we need to do all we can to help protect these students, teachers, and faculty members.
Radon gas forms in the soil in Waukesha. The gas comes from a chemical commonly known as uranium breaking down. This is all a natural process meaning it cannot be avoided, and you are simply subject to the concentration of uranium in your soil. Regardless of the amount of uranium, S.W.A.T. Environmental has the knowledge, certifications, and experience to dramatically reduce these levels with radon mitigation in schools.
Radon Mitigation in Schools for Waukesha
A bill is being proposed by a member of congress which could greatly help the Waukesha, WI area. If passed, this bill will provide a series of grants that can effectively reduce the radon levels in all of our schools. Grant funding would be dispersed to all schools to simply test to find out whether or not they are being affected by this gas. As results were returned, additional funding for radon mitigation in schools would be provided to schools which have high levels of radon gas.
The good thing about this bill is that money is only being spent if a school truly needs testing or mitigation. Additionally, Waukesha residents do not have to worry about budget cuts, as this funding comes from a separate grant. Although the threat seems serious, and this bill seems logical, it will need your help in order to ensure radon levels will be reduced. Contact a Waukesha school board member, and urge them to help support radon mitigation in schools.
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