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Radon Testing Proposed For Daycare Centers

The Columbian

Child-care centers in Kentucky would have to be tested for radon levels every five years under a bill approved on Thursday (March 6) in the House Health and Welfare Committee. The proposal is sponsored by State Representative Steve Riggs.

The Louisville Democrat says Kentucky ranks in the top ten for radon exposure.

“Since radon is radioactive and it causes lung cancer most health experts feel like if we’re gonna leave a child in a place for nine or ten hours the place ought to be safe and not have high levels of radon. We shouldn’t be licensing daycares that are unsafe.” –Steve Riggs

Riggs says up to 45 percent of the structures in Kentucky could have a radon problem. 

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