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Why homeowners should test for this cancer-causing chemical

Radon Can't Smell It.

You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, but it could kill you. Radon, an invisible, radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, but it could kill you. Radon, an invisible, radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You might think…

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More radon testing to begin this fall in East Aurora school buildings; no immediate health concerns, officials say

Radon

Eight East Aurora School District buildings that reported above-normal radon levels will undergo long-term testing to determine if the gas levels detected are a concern. The follow-up radon testing will take longer than the testing conducted earlier in the year, school district officials said at Monday’s school board meeting. The testing would begin at the…

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Air Quality Testing and New study details outcomes from long-term environmental justice partnership

by University of Pittsburgh

by University of Pittsburgh Volunteers ride bikes mounted with air particulate counters through the East For the past 40 years, research has proven that people of color, low-income communities and ethnic minorities suffer the effects of environmental contamination more than other communities. The Flint, Mich., water crisis and the Dakota Pipeline protests serve as national examples…

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Advocates Want Tougher Water Testing For Toxic Chemicals

Water Testing

An environmental advocacy group lists Bloomington among more than 600 locations across the United States whose water may be contaminated with a highly toxic compound, while city officials maintain the city’s water is safe. The Environmental Working Group recently released a report which indicated Bloomington tested positive for trace levels of PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances). The…

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Testing radon levels in schools, did mitigation at eight schools

Radon

LPS testing radon levels in schools, did mitigation at eight schools Lincoln Public Schools has tested 36 of its schools for radon gas levels over the past school year, eight of which had levels that required some mitigation. Operations Director Scott Wieskamp said in each case where levels were higher than 4.0 picocuries per liter…

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City tests confirm some Chicago homes with water meters have lead in tap water

City tests water

City testing of Chicago homes with water meters found nearly 1 in 5 sampled had brain-damaging lead in their tap water, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s water commissioner acknowledged Thursday that the city continued installing new meters after learning about the alarming results in June. Disclosure of the previously secret study of 296 metered homes comes…

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State launches program to test day cares for radon gas

Day cares with Radon

Real Inspection Services Can Professionally Test Day Cares for Radon. Call (312) 270-0500 or Book A Radon Test Below. ​State launches program to test day cares for radon gas – TheIndyChannel.com Indianapolis, IN The federal Environmental Protection Agency estimates one in five schools has a classroom with dangerous levels of radon— a carcinogen you can’t see or smell.…

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Clearing the air on radon: BCSC to retest schools with readings that exceeded federal levels

Radon in schools

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. will retest some schools with rooms showing elevated radon levels to determine if new air-handling equipment has corrected the problem. Superintendent Jim Roberts said BCSC will spend about $8,500 to bring Alliance Environmental Group Inc., Indianapolis, to recheck several rooms at 10 schools or school buildings that five years ago tested…

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