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Main Title Radioactivity in construction materials : a literature review and bibliography /
Author Eadie, Gregory G.
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Author Title of a Work
Eadie, Gregory G.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas Facility,
Year Published 1975
Report Number ORP-LV-75-1; EPA/ORP-LV-75-1
Stock Number PB-242938
OCLC Number 41135341
Subjects Radioactivity
Additional Subjects Construction materials ; Natural radioactivity ; Radiation hazards ; Bibliographies ;
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 420-ORP/LV-75-1 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 11/08/2002 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ORP-LV-75-1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/05/2012
EJBD  EPA ORP-LV-75-1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/22/2012
ELBD  EPA ORP-LV-75-1 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/03/2021
NTIS  PB-242 983 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 46 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Surveys to determine the radioactive content of specific building materials used in the United States have not been reported in the literature. The external dose to the U.S. population from exposure to natural radioactive materials (exclusive of uranium mill tailings) contained in U.S. building materials has not been evaluated, and the possibly significant external exposure from the use of by-product gypsum and fly-ash materials should be evaluated. The effects of various construction materials on the attenuation of cosmic and terrestrial radiations have been evaluated in a limited number of surveys in the urban areas of Boston, New York, and Livermore, California. The measurement of radon and radon daughter product concentrations has only been reported for a few dwellings and several multi-story office buildings in Boston and in several State-owned buildings in North Carolina. This literature search has found a lack of meaningful data for use in evaluating the U.S. population exposure from building materials.
"April 1975." "ORP-LV-75-1." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 20-45).