After all, radon (though not a virus), attacks the respiratory system, just like the COVID virus, the RSV, and the influenza virus. However, unlike all these viruses, radon cannot be filtered from the air that air we breathe, no matter how efficient the HVAC systems that we need and especially in the air-tight facilities.
Radon needs to be mitigated by venting it into the outdoors. Radon mitigation is not complicated or expensive, especially considering the potential costs to our health and health systems.
Also, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. It mostly attacks the respiratory systems of the most vulnerable, like children, the elderly and those with compromised health issues. The more time spent in a facility with poor air quality, the more likelihood ofpoor health. The converse is true too, the more time spent in good air quality, the more likelihood of good health, including good thought processing.
Really, to all the new legislators and to those who won unopposed, don't you think more radon testing makes more sense. Don't you think?
Oh, also because, radon kills those with paws!
Dennis Smiddle - Founder and Executive Director of FANS 4 HELP (a new 2020 nonprofit).