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Main office at Portland's Lent School closed due to high radon levels

A second round of radon testing in six rooms at four Portland schools revealed persistent very high levels of radioactive radon in the Lent School main office, so office functions have been moved to another room in the school, district officials announced late Thursday.

It is the latest in a long string of environmental safety problems revealed by officials in Oregon's largest school district this spring and summer.

Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that occurs naturally in the ground. Exposure over long periods of time can lead to lung cancer. Even when vented 24 hours a day, the Lent office gave off radon readings at three time the federal danger threshold....

Full article here: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/06/main_office_at_portlands_lent.html

High Levels of Radon in Portland, Oregon

A new study indicates a higher risk associated with radon in Portland Oregon. It shows one in four Portland homes have radon levels above the recommended EPA action level.

Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA – High Levels of Radon In Portland, Oregon

Radon in Portland Oregon homes has been an issue in the past. The problem has recently become a greater issue. Recent findings have shown the levels of radon are much greater.

Causes of radon in Portland Oregon

The level of radon in Portland Oregon homes has risen due to flooding. Uranium in the soil decays, and radon is released. Flooding has caused the severe increase because more radon has made it’s way into the water systems.

Homes are affected by radon in Portland Oregon