Therefore, since the students of a school, are the products of their environment, shouldn't the schools do everything they can to create the best environmental conditions? In fact, at another school board meeting, I stated a chief responsibility of a school board is (in their own words), "to provide and maintain educationally efficient school facilities."
Don't we all agree that everyone in a school environment would benefit and perform at their very best, if the air that they breathe is the very best a school can provide and maintain? Yes, this is a given and we need to do what we say, as well. We need to do radon testing in our most vulnerable school facilities, for our most vulnerable students.
I can guarantee that everyone will feel better and do better, including the school officials, the community, our economy, the construction industry, and the gas and oil industry, as well.
This is not complicated and this is easily mitigated, if necessary. Everyone will benefit, so let's do something and make this happen, so the necessary doesn't happen to be so necessary.
Dennis Smiddle - Founder and Executive Director of FANS 4 HELP and PA State Representative for Radioactive Radon Reduction (CR3)