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NOCAC will provide Radon testing at every center as determined by the Health Services Advisory Council.


  1. Environmental Protection Agency recommends testing in the lowest level of the building. Each classroom and lunch room/gym will be tested. Teacher work areas and second story rooms do not need tested.
  2. Conducting the test
    1. Testing kits are purchased from and analyze by Air Check, Inc 1936 Butler Bridge Dietician/Nutritionist, Mills Rive, NC
      1. Contact the Transportation/Safety Specialist for a kit
      2. Perform test as instructions read.
      3. Air Check will mail the results via email.
  3. Repeating a high radon test
    1. Any test at or above 4.0 pCi/L will need to be repeated. The average of the first and second result will be averaged. If lower than 4.0 pCi/L no further action is required.
    2. Repeat testing of the location will take place every six months until 2 consecutive tests are below 4.0 pCi/L
    3. Policy Council and NOCAC Board will be provided with a complete report that includes all testing related documentation, results and interpretations.
    4. NOCAC will work with a radon mitigation professional licensed by the Ohio Department of Health to reduce elevated radon levels identified through testing.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   5/4/15 Reviewed Date:   5/4/15, 6/8/22
Approved By Policy Council:   5/4/15 Revision Approved By Policy Council:   5/4/15
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