Monday, November 30, 2015

What to look for in a radon test report

As we reported in the blog article below, the 5 page radon test report that the Parents' Coalition obtained last week was fabricated by MCPS in response to a public information act request, and is not a genuine test report.

We urge teachers and parents to demand to see the actual test reports for all rooms in their schools.   Real test reports will show the start and end date and time of each test, the type of test performed, the results of each test, and the name and contact information for the company that performed the testing.

According to EPA recommendations, testing must be performed during normal use of the room being tested. Tests should not be performed while school is not in session, such as during the summer.  The most accurate tests take at least three months, although a basic test can be performed in as little as three days. 

1 comment:

  1. MCPS has updated their website with information on the radon re-testing:

    From what I see they totally skipped any explanation of why the re-testing was delayed until now.


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