Central Point School District #6

Radon Gas Testing

Radon Gas Testing in Schools

In our continued efforts to provide safe and healthy schools for our students and staff, Central Point School District No. 6  is testing for radon gas in schools.  A new state law requires that all districts in Oregon test schools for radon before January 1, 2021.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from deposits in the soil.  It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless and can work its way into buildings through cracks in the ground and openings in foundations or under structures. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke. The threat of elevated radon levels in southern Oregon is considered low; however, testing is the only definitive way to determine actual radon levels. Testing is non-invasive and poses no danger to staff or students.  It consists of placing a small container (test kit) in all rooms that people typically occupy and leaving it there for several days.

Please click the following link for more information on radon gas and/or to view test results. https://www.district6.org/about/healthy-safe-schools-plan/radon/