An Act relative to radon testing


Radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer, with an nearly 630 new cases every year in Massachusetts alone. An estimated 650,000 homes have radon levels that exceed the EPA action deadline, with 34,000 of those having rates 5x more than the guideline.  A nationwide survey suggests that 1 in 5 schools have dangerous levels of radon, including City View School in Worcester.  This bill would direct the Department of Public Health to promulgate regulations theo ensure all licensed child care programs and public schools undergo routine radon testing.