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5 edition of Radon in the Home found in the catalog.

Radon in the Home

D. J. Scherer

Radon in the Home

Reducing the Risks

by D. J. Scherer

  • 230 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Reymont Associates .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chemistry - General,
  • Science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11441136M
    ISBN 100918734339
    ISBN 109780918734334
    OCLC/WorldCa233546073

    The WHO handbook on indoor radon is a key product of the WHO International Radon Project. This handbook book focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon and sound policy options for preventing and mitigating radon exposure.   The exact risks of radon in the home are difficult to assess. Most studies of the risks used data from miners, who will have had far more exposure to radon than is likely in any building.

    The problem occurs when radon gas enters your home and gets trapped. Long-term exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer. How does radon gas enter a home? Radon gas moves from the soil into a home. Although radon can seep directly through pores in concrete, the worst entry points of radon are gaps in walls and : The Family Handyman. Radon Awareness Coloring Book, ( First Edition Printed for the Environmental Protection Agencif, Sponsored bi|: The American Lung Association® of Alabama and The Huntsville-Madison Countq Health Department Illustrated bij: Inline Designs, Inline Designs 1st Ave. North, Suite Birmingham, Alabama ()

    Quality assurance for radon measurements 30 3. RADON PREVENTION AND MITIGATION 41 Organization of radon prevention and mitigation actions 41 Radon prevention strategies in new constructions 44 Radon mitigation strategies in existing buildings 49 4. COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF RADON CONTROL 57 The framework of cost-effectiveness. Radon mitigation system installation costs vary depending on local labor rates and whether the space in your home is finished or unfinished. Suction systems usually cost around $1, to $3, Block-wall suction systems can cost up to $5, or more due to the time required to drill every block around the perimeter and then pipe the airflow to.


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Radon in the Home by D. J. Scherer Download PDF EPUB FB2

The second edition, now readily available, has these two substantive additions. This detailed manual describes the most common methods for reliably reducing radon in a home.

Written in a non-technical format, the book includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations to guide homeowners through the radon mitigation process/5(17). A book that answers homeowners’ typical questions and walks them through the process of reducing the nation’s number one indoor health hazard, RADON.

Available for immediate delivery through our secure online store. Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. It's invisible, odorless and tasteless. Learn how to test your home, what the test results mean, and how to lower radon levels in your home.

Our consultants are the authors of the book, Protecting Your Home From Radon, that is found in many libraries around the country, or can be purchased from PDS. If you are a professional servicing a problematic house for radon, or a homeowner who needs radon advice, we have both the assistance and the products to fill your needs.

The US Surgeon General, National Radon Defense, Health Canada, and the EPA recommends every home test for radon. Bless This Home book, by Curtis Drew Founder and President of National Radon Defense, is available for purchase on   Radon gas builds up in homes and has serious health ng radon gas in homes is cheap and easy with a slab floor barrier with proper sealing at junctions and evacuation stack which can vent naturally, or have a mechanical radon gas extractor fan fitted, depending on the levels of Radon in your home.

Radon (Rn) is a natural gas resulting from the decay of uranium, present Author: Emmanuel Cosgrove. How radon enters the home Radon levels are Radon in the Home book low outdoors, but can accumulate to high concentrations in the home.

This depends on radon levels in the soil, pathways for radon to enter the home, and the driving force. Air pressure differences between outside air and the inside air act to drive radon into the home.

A smoker who is also exposed to radon has a much higher risk of lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates.

Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for ab lung cancer deaths every year. Most people have their first experience with radon when buying or selling a home.

Indeed, radon is a home seller's nightmare. Visualize it thousands of homeowners lay sweating in their beds, wondering if the sale of their home may be jeopardized by the whims of a little charcoal canister the realtor placed in their basements the radon detector!.

Radon can be present in one home and not present in a neighboring structure. According to the EPA and Health Canada, every home should be tested for radon. Fact: The placement of your furnace, HVAC, duct work and vents has no bearing on whether or not your home has radon present.

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Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon U.S. EPA K, November 20 EPA RECOMMENDS: Q If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon. Q For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. Q Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.

Q Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a File Size: 1MB. Radon can enter a home any place it finds an opening where the house is in contact with the ground: cracks in foundation walls and in floor slabs, construction joints, gaps around service pipes, support posts, window casements, floor drains, sumps or cavities inside walls.

Little publicity, however, has been given to the studies that actually measured home radon levels and examined the lung cancer incidence of the residents.

And that should change. Jerry M. Cuttler, a radiation expert and advisor to the American Council on Science and Health, has co-authored a paper entitled "Threshold for Radon-Induced Lung. Radon in the Home. Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that can enter your home from the ground through cracks in the foundation.

A known human carcinogen, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Pennsylvania has one of the most serious radon problems in the United States. The Radon Home Buyer’s Guide video, based on Illinois radon regulations and EPA’s Home Buyer’s guidance, is a short video designed to educate Home Buyer’s about radon risk in Illinois prior to home.

Although many radon professionals use PDS’s technical support, more and more homeowners are seeking support from us. Our consultants are the authors of the book, Protecting Your Home From Radon, that is found in many libraries around the country, or can be purchased from PDS. This allows the radon gas and moisture to freely disperse above the home and to blow away.

Vents ending under eves can have a similar effect as pipes placed down low. They also can produce moisture and ice on soffits and the side of the house. The page book presents some basic information on radon, explains that it is found in many places worldwide, describes where radon might be present in the home, and explains what can be done about it to correct elevated levels.

The book encourages testing for radon and calling the health department for more information. Radon Test Kit for Home - Easy to Use Charcoal Radon Gas Detector for Peace of Mind | h Short Term EPA Approved Radon Tester | Includes Lab Fees | Protect Yourself and Your Family | 1-Pack out of 5 stars.

Radon gas can be present in water that comes into your home. Radon is not a concern if the source of the water is from lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. In those cases, the radon is mostly released into the air before it enters your home.

There may be a concern when your home’s water supply is from underground sources (groundwater), such as wells.Textbook: How to Perform Radon Inspections The definitive book on radon inspections. pages. CLICK HERE to order.

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causes of radon in your home: solutions Before you begin the mitigation process, test your home. The U.S. EPA's radon action level is pCi/L, the preferred concentration is pCi/L, and the ideal level is the average outdoor level of pCi/L, though it Location: Huntersville,NC.