[The Hwankyung Ilbo] Radon was detected in some schools exceeding the indoor standard (148㏃/㎥), according to a result of measuring radon in elementary, middle and high schools nationwide.
According to data submitted by Rep. Shin Yong-hyun of the Bareunmirae Party from the Education Ministry, last year's radon measurement survey of 11,298 schools nationwide found that a total of 41 schools exceeded the indoor radon standard of 148Bq/m3.
The number of schools that exceeded the indoor radon standard by region was ▷ Gangwon-do, the largest number of schools with 17 ▷ 12 in Jeollabuk-do ▷ 7 in Chungcheongbuk-do ▷2 in Jeollanam-do ▷ 1 in Seoul, Daejeon and Gyeonggi-do.
“Radon is a Category 1 carcinogen that can seriously threaten children's health,” said Rep. Shin Yong-hyun. “Government authorities, including the Ministry of Education, should actively work to solve the radon problem in the classroom.”
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