Vermont Legislature Requires All Schools Be Tested for Radon Gas

For more information and fee proposal, please call our office at 802-747-4535 or send us a message.

Radon gas can enter a building anywhere it is in contact with the ground, which means that any building can have Radon: new and old buildings, well-sealed and drafty buildings, buildings with or without a basement, your home, your office, and even your kid’s school.

The EPA estimates that one in five US schools has at least one schoolroom with a Radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter).For most school children and staff, the second largest contributor to their Radon exposure is likely to be their school. In an effort to mitigate the harmful effects of long term Radon exposure, the Vermont Legislature has enacted Act 72, Section 12.

Under this Act, schools must follow the ANSI/AARST protocol for conducting measurements of Radon in schools and large buildings, which includes hiring a certified Radon measurement professional. The deadline for all schools to complete this testing is June 30th of 2023.

When hiring a Radon Measurement Professional, make sure they are certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) and have experience following the protocol for Radon testing in schools and large buildings. A great place to start is to search for a Measurement Professional on the NRPP website:

You can also visit the Vermont Department of Health website for more information on Radon testing in schools and what to do if elevated levels of Radon gas are found.

Criterium-Lalancette & Dudka Engineers is a Vermont corporation that has been conducting residential and commercial inspections and Radon testing services since 1988. Our staff includes multiple AARST-NRPP certified Radon Measurement Professionals.

We are available to provide you with a fee proposal and perform the testing in your schools before the June 30th, 2023 deadline to keep your schools in compliance.

Criterium-Lalancette & Dudka Engineers is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through an improved understanding of the buildings in which they work and live.  Radon could be a problem in your schools.  Now is the time to TEST!

For more information and fee proposal, please call our office at 802-747-4535 or send us a message.

We look forward to hearing from you.