Protecting Low Income Americans

Radon News from the Iowa Legislature

 

The Iowa legislature appropriated $1 million for radon testing in schools.  Beginning July 1, 2014, schools will be able to seek funding to test their schools for radon.  This funding will go a long way to insuring our students and teachers have a safe environment to learn and work. 

The appropriation will go nicely with the radon bill the legislature passed earlier in session.  The radon in schools bill requires the Dept. of Education to educate Iowa’s schools on the dangers of radon and then gather what their plan is for testing and mitigation.  The Department will then report back to the legislature on their findings.  The Governor signed the bill into law on April 17, 2014

Did You Know?

All Children Deserve a Healthy Learning Environment

Children are inherently more vulnerable to environmental hazards because their bodies are still developing.  Substandard environmental conditions in schools, such as insufficient cleaning or inadequate ventilation, can cause serious health problems for children.  Evidence that indoor air quality directly impact health and student academic performance continues to mount.

Indoor air quality refers to those characteristics of the air in indoor environments, such as levels of radon, pollutants, humidity, temperature, etc., that impact the occupants’ health, comfort and ability to perform.