Do schools need to test for radon?

No, radon testing in schools is not required by law.  It is, however, recommended that every occupied school building of a school district be tested every 5 years for radon. Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) does offer a school screening program to help reduce the cost to school districts for the radon tests. The Illinois School Code allows school district employees to complete an online training course approved by IEMA to perform screening measurements in their district school buildings. By using a trained school district employee to conduct the tests, districts won't have the expense of hiring a licensed radon measurement contractor. For more information:

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1. Is there Radon in the Tazewell County Area?
2. Can I test for Radon myself?
3. Does Radon really cause lung cancer?
4. Do people in Illinois take Radon seriously?
5. My house doesn't have a basement, could I still have high Radon levels?
6. If my house has a high Radon level, is there anything I can do about it?
7. What causes indoor air problems?
8. How does indoor air affect your health?
9. Does your home have an indoor air quality (IAQ) problem?
10. Which of the following are pollutant sources?
11. What can I do to improve the air in my home?
12. Do schools need to test for radon?