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The indoor radon problem

by Douglas G. Brookins

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Radon -- Environmental aspects.,
    • Indoor air pollution.,
    • Radon -- Environmental aspects -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-221).

      StatementDouglas G. Brookins.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD885.5.R33 B76 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 229 p. :
      Number of Pages229
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2200568M
      ISBN 100231067488
      LC Control Number89022171

      The indoor radon problem / Author: Douglas G. Brookins. Publication info: New York: Columbia University Press, c Format: Book.   The first answer assuming the question is based upon health-risk is, radon is a serious problem for everyone if the concentration and exposure are high. If the question is based upon what levels you might experience in your home, we really don’t have sufficient statistics to .

      How often is indoor radon a problem? Nearly one out of every 15 homes has a radon level the EPA considers to be elevated—4 pCi/L or greater. The U.S. average radon-in-air level in single family homes is pCi/L. Because most people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, indoor exposure to radon is an important concern. How does. M. Pugliese, C. Sabbarese, in Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Applied Physics, Indoor radon concentrations. The measurement of indoor radon concentrations is the typical activity in the field of radon study, being the first step toward health radon risk valuation. In Italy a national survey (2) was carried out in the 90s, devoted to measure national and regional radon.

      Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from the soil. The gas can accumulate in the air we breathe. Radon gas decays into fine particles that are radioactive. When inhaled these fine particles can damage the lungs. Exposure to radon over a long period of time can lead to lung cancer. The WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon: A Public Health Perspective indicates that radon exposure is a major and growing public health threat in homes and recommends that countries adopt reference levels of the gas of Bq/m3 which is equivalent to pCi/L.


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