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Main Title Overview of Indoor Radon Mitigation Alternatives and a Summary of Recent EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Mitigation Test Results.
Author Henschel, D. B. ; Craig, A. B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/148;
Stock Number PB86-222965
Additional Subjects Radon ; Radioactive contaminants ; Residential buildings ; Sampling ; Alpha particle detectors ; Air sampling ; Sources ; Ventilation ; Indoor air pollution ; Health hazards ; Radiation monitoring ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-222965 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 40p
The discussion is specific to single-family homes (detached houses), as opposed to apartment buildings, other multiple family dwellings, or office and other public use buildings. Introductory information covers indoor radon sources, health effects of radon exposure, radon level monitoring methods, and a discussion on how radon enters and builds up in house air. Covered are nine methods for reducing indoor radon in detached houses: natural and forced-air ventilation, forced-air ventilation with heat recovery, active avoidance of house depressurization, sealing major radon sources, sealing radon entry routes, drain-tile soil ventilation, active ventilation of hollow-block basement walls, and sub-slab ventilation. For each method, information is presented on principles of operation, applicability, how much confidence one can have that the method can achieve radon reduction, and an estimate of installation costs. Where appropriate, drawings depict the details of method installation using terminology familiar to the building trades.