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Radon Standards of Practice for Schools and Universities

Thousands of classrooms nationwide have elevated radon levels. EPA recommends testing all schools for radon. The document, "Radon Mitigation Standards for Schools and Large Buildings (ANSI/AARST RMS-LB 2018)," details minimum requirements, uniform standards, evaluation systems, and guidance for radon and soil gas reduction in schools and large buildings.

Guidance via EPA's Managing Radon in Schools is available as well. According to the "Protocol for Conducting Measurements of Radon and Radon Decay Products in Schools and Large Buildings (ANSI/AARST MALB 2014 WITH 1/2021 Revisions)", there are standards of practice for procedures and minimum requirements for evaluating radon levels in schools and large buildings. If your school exhbits high radon levels, radon should be mitigated. There are proven techniques to lower radon levels in large buildings.

Many schools have implemented mitigation strategies to ensure safe indoor air quality. "Indoor Air Quality Design Tools for Schools" helps school districts and planners design safe and effective environments. 

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