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Main Title Radon reduction techniques for detached houses : technical guidance.
Author Sanchez, D. C. ; Henschel, D. B.
CORP Author Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory.
Publisher Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/625/5-86/019
Stock Number PB98-103393
OCLC Number 14979165
Subjects Radioactive decontamination--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Radon
Additional Subjects Radon ; Houses ; Radon ; Air pollution control ; Indoor air pollution ; Natural radioactivity ; Soil gases ; Soil-structure interactions ; Foundations(Structures) ; Ventilation systems ; Air flow ; Air infiltration ; Concrete slabs ; Depressurization ; Permeability ; Sealing materials ; Membranes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED NPCD EPA/625/5-86/019 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/10/2001
EKBD  EPA-625/5-86-019 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/09/1995
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 625/5-86-019 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
ERAM  EPA/625/5-86/019 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/01/1988
ESAD  EPA 625-5-86-019 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/31/2017
NTIS  PB98-103393 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 50 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report represents technical guidance based on the results of the EPA tests and documented tests by other research groups on actual houses with elevated indoor radon levels, and is intended to supply radiological health officials, building contractors, and concerned homeowners with information on how to modify houses to reduce indoor radon. Introductory information is provided on sources of indoor radon, the health effects of radon exposure, methods for measuring radon levels, and how radon enters and builds up in house air. Nine methods for reducing indoor radon in detached houses are described: 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 principle of operation, applicability, how much confidence one can have that the method can achieve radon reduction, and an estimate of installation costs.
Shipping list no.: 86-737-P. "June 1986." Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-50). "EPA/625/55-86/019."