Prince Edward Island’s Public Colleges Department is working in collaboration with Well being Canada on a plan to check radon ranges at school, PSB officers stated.
Radon is an invisible, odourless radioactive gasoline that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock.
Testing for all faculties on the Island might be completed over a three-year interval, officers stated. The testing will start within the first 20 faculties on the finish of November.
Twelve detectors might be positioned within the faculties for at the least 91 days, after which despatched to a lab for evaluation.
A consultant from the Public Colleges Department stated radon testing has been completed up to now. This re-testing is a part of proactive measures to make sure all employees and college students are studying in a wholesome and protected atmosphere.
The detectors don’t pose any threat to folks’s well being, and are solely there to gather knowledge, PSB officers stated. As soon as testing is completed, outcomes might be analyzed. If there’s any crucial work that arises from the take a look at outcomes, it will likely be accomplished.