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Main Title Study of Radon-222 Released from Water During Typical Household Activities.
Author Partridge, J. E. ; Horton, T. R. ; Sensintaffar., E. L. ;
CORP Author Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, AL.
Year Published 1979
Report Number ORP-EERF-79-1;
Stock Number PB-295 881
Additional Subjects Radiation dosage ; Households ; Water supply ; Radon isotopes ; Washing machines ; Dishwashers ; Sinks(Plumbing fixtures) ; Toilet facilities ; Washing ; Baths ; Temperature ; Mathematical models ; Computer programs ; Fortran ; Runge-Kutta method ; Radon 222 ; Domestic water demand ; Showers
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-295 881 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 33p
Small quantities of radon-222 can be found in all ground water from natural sources as a result of decay of radium-226 both in water and the soils and soil matrix surrounding the water. Radon in drinking water has previously been considered a source of radiation exposure primarily from an ingestion standpoint. However, the EPA, Office of Radiation Programs, is investigating the potential for exposure to individuals from inhalation of gaseous radon released from water. This report describes the results of a study to determine the fraction of radon released from water during typical household activities such as clothes washing, dishwashing, showering, etc., and estimates the potential radon concentration in air and resulting working levels in structures.