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Main Title Practical Problems Reducing Radon in Houses.
Author Osborne, M. C. ; Brennan, T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Camroden Associates, Rome, NY.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/161;
Stock Number PB87-191540
Additional Subjects Houses ; Radon ; Chimneys ; Aggregates ; Concrete ; Porosity ; Sealing ; Substructures ; Diurnal variations ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution control ; Radiation monitoring
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-191540 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
The paper discusses practical problems encountered during efforts to reduce radon concentrations in houses. The 10 problems identified represent only a few of the many daily problems encountered by diagnosticians and mitigators. Nonetheless, they are some of the current common problems that need to be considered and hopefully resolved in the near future. The 10 problems are: inconsistent sub-slab aggregate, hidden pathways to chimneys, variations in porosity of concrete/cinder block and block coatings, access to radon entry surfaces, diurnal/seasonal variation in radon concentrations, impact of radon-in-water on radon-in-air, sealing the top row of concrete blocks, insulating half-basements, sealing large thermal by-passes, and coping with direct rock exposure.