Did you know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers in the United States? Iowa’s public schools are required by law to test for and fix elevated radon levels. However, homes are likely to be the most significant source of radon exposure. Join Iowa public schools in keeping your kids safe by testing for radon at home, too. Because radon cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, the only way to know if it is present at elevated levels is to test. To learn more and order an $18 radon test kit, go here: American Lung Association Radon.

Testing a large school building is very different than testing a home. To help Iowa schools save budget dollars and test for radon themselves, Energy Association of Iowa Schools created the School Radon Training and Support System in 2015. EAIS has trained 120 Iowa school districts so far, providing support to help schools test over 400 buildings for radon. Encourage your local school district to participate next year!