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Resource ID: #21965
Subject: Education
Source: WBNS-TV (Columbus, Ohio)
Date: 11/8/2004 - 11/24/2004



The radon levels in Ohio schools are almost three times the national average; this means that a lot of school children are put at greater risk for lung cancer through daily exposure to the radioactive gas. Reporters found that, of all of Ohio's public schools, only eleven percent even tested for radon. Of those that did tests, many did not fix the problems. The investigation found that this was particularly true for Columbus, where 78 public school buildings had excessive radon levels, but only one took the recommended corrective action.

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