Experts discuss radon testing in Iowa’s schools


Radon mitigation system. Photo by theglauber, Flickr.
Radon mitigation system. Photo by theglauber, Flickr.

Iowa Public Radio spoke with Senator Matt McCoy, a radon–induced lung cancer survivor and a member of the Iowa Association of School Boards about radon testing in Iowa Schools.

As detailed in our radio segment, a bill was proposed in Iowa that would require schools to test for radon ever two years. If the schools fail the test twice, they would have to install radon remediation systems.

Listen to Iowa Public Radio’s story here.

Iowa senator proposes radon testing in schools


Home radon mitigation system. Photo by mtsofan, Flickr.
Home radon mitigation system. Photo by mtsofan, Flickr.

Iowa state senator Matt McCoy has introduced a bill requiring radon testing in Iowa’s schools.

If the schools twice test at above 4 picocuries per liter, they would be required to install radon remediation systems.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and Iowa homes contain the highest levels of radon in the country.

Fore more information, click here or check out our past posts about radon.