Comments on: Radon Reflections at the Tools for Schools Symposium http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: mountainbike http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/#comment-17004 Sun, 15 Sep 2013 06:01:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1301#comment-17004 Props will determine success in learning.
Thanks for posting, very inspiring.

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By: askthecoolman http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/#comment-17003 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 01:40:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1301#comment-17003 Great post .Thanks for sharing.Will definately be returning for updates.

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By: Amy Cameron http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/#comment-17002 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 04:23:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1301#comment-17002 Indoor air quality management should be observed (a must) especially in schools. And this should also be another factor to consider when selecting a school for your kids. I don’t think it would be rude to ask them about IAQ management practices in their school. We’re just after the safety of our children.

Amy Cameron

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By: Max http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/#comment-17001 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 07:36:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1301#comment-17001 I think education can play an important role in the protection of environment. because educated person know that environment is directly related to his life. Uneducated person don’t know this fact.
so, we should work together towards the protections of our environment.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/#comment-17000 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 04:45:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1301#comment-17000 I’m very glad EPA is working with the schools on the radon issue and is testing schools for chemical exposure. California schools can’t do this on their own because of the major budget cuts of the past 3 years and more to come this year. School districts here are laying off teachers and school librarians. Libraries and labs are closing. I can remember when I was in school in the 1960s. Our school buildings were built in the 1950s with large picture windows in them. But no one then worried about radon. It was more common for us to stay inside the rooms because at that time there were a lot of 3ed stage smog alerts that meant we could not go outside, and several times wildfires got close enough to make us stay in because of the smoke and falling embers. A couple of times school was cancelled and we had to stay home because smoke from a forest fire was to thick and too many embers were falling. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: David Mc http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/#comment-16999 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 02:53:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1301#comment-16999 Radon-222 is a member of the radioactive decay chain of uranium-238

In a fission nuclear reactor, uranium-238 can be used to breed plutonium-239, which itself can be used in a nuclear weapon or as a reactor fuel source. In fact, in a typical nuclear reactor, up to a third of the generated power does come from the fission of plutonium-239, which is not supplied as a fuel to the reactor, but transmuted from uranium-238.

Is the government using results to “map out” future energy sources?

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By: David Mc http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/#comment-16998 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 02:39:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1301#comment-16998 Radon is natural. I suppose you’ll try to regulate CO2 next? Are shorter human lifespans good for the environment? (I’m just being facetious of course).

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/#comment-16997 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:43:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1301#comment-16997 Thank you so much for your essential information. I am grateful to Dutch Colonialism which built my school who I studied until 12nd grd. in 1974. My school past, good wide ventilation and made the students concentrated learned process. But now, different. Almost our school just interest to develop simple classrooms. Perhaps, for decades, our school should not follow like as your story.

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By: Nancy Jih http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/radon-reflections-at-the-tools-for-schools-symposium/#comment-16996 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:14:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1301#comment-16996 People has tendency to say it all, but to act is a difficult part, as an old saying it is easy to say than to do.

The most important choice I make is to become a shepherd on this enviornment issue. From regular daily life, office environment, your own house, shopping area, health club and so on, you can have many opportunities to show people the way you are doing for the sake of protection of environment.

Once you initiate and set the good example and such good influence will spead and your circle of friends will enventually follow your foot step and gradually this circle will expand and more and more people are really doing it insteading of saying.

And this is my mission of course spreading the seed is just the beginning and we shall anticipate the harvest in the long run

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