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Main Title Identification of Candidate Houses for the North Florida Portion of the Florida Radon Mitigation Project.
Author Roessler, G. S. ; Hintenlang, D. E. ; Roessler, C. E. ; Furman, R. A. ;
CORP Author Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Nuclear Engineering Sciences.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Sep 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/8-90/070;
Stock Number PB90-274077
Additional Subjects Radon ; Houses ; Residential buildings ; Geology ; Radiation hazards ; Environmental surveys ; Air pollution control ; Questionnaires ; Northern Region(Florida) ; Indoor air pollution ; Radiation monitoring ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-274077 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 149p
The report gives results of a study to locate candidate houses for a proposed radon mitigation research and demonstration project in North Florida. The effort involved: identification of target geographical areas, radon monitoring in identified clusters, and house characterization. Selection of target areas with a potential for elevated indoor radon started with a review of a statewide radiation study completed in 1987 and examination of the local geographic pattern observed in a 1986-87 pilot study of the Gainesville area. This effort indicated that North Florida target areas could be selected on the basis of the near-surface occurrence of the Hawthorn geological formation. Volunteer houses for radon monitoring in Alachua and Marion counties were obtained by announcing the study in newspaper articles. Screening measurements were made in about 400 target area houses according to EPA protocols using a vendor-supplied charcoal collector method. Results were similar in the two counties, and distributions were similar in both slab and crawl-space houses.