Exposure to radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon causes an estimated 20,000 deaths from lung cancer each year with around 500 of those deaths being in Colorado. It costs the healthcare system more than two billion dollars each year to combat.
A Colorado State Statute requires that all daycares be tested every 2-5 years depending on the results of radon levels. The Health Department will require your radon test results in their inspections. New daycares must be tested within 6 months of occupancy.
Daycare Radon Testing
According to a Colorado State Statute, daycares must be tested every 2 years if elevated radon levels have been detected. Daycares without a radon mitigation system must test every 5 years if the radon levels were below the EPA action level (4 pCi/L). New daycares must be tested within 6 months of occupancy.
The state recommends that radon testing be conducted between the months of October through April.
Daycare Radon Testing is Effective and Affordable
The good news is that testing for radon gas in daycares is easy, inexpensive, and can be done in 72 hours with a certified radon measurement professional. Testing should be conducted during occupied hours and the tests can be placed in a manner that does not interfere with daycare activities.
If radon is detected at elevated levels, we can advise the best mitigation remedy depending on if an HVAC implementation or de-pressurization system would be the best option.
The parents of the children you serve will be pleased to know that you have gone the extra mile to ensure their children’s safety.
Contact us today to learn more.