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Main Title Practical problems reducing radon in houses /
Author Osborne, Michael C. ; Osborne, M. C. ; Brennan, T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brennan, Terry.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Camroden Associates, Rome, NY.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale at the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/161;
Stock Number PB87-191540
OCLC Number 105846091
Subjects Indoor air pollution--United States ; Radon--Environmental aspects--United States ; Radon--Government policy--United States
Additional Subjects Houses ; Radon ; Chimneys ; Aggregates ; Concrete ; Porosity ; Sealing ; Substructures ; Diurnal variations ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution control ; Radiation monitoring
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-D-87-161 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/14/2023
NTIS  PB87-191540 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/05/2023
Collation ii, 7 pages ; 28 cm.
The paper discusses practical problems encountered during efforts to reduce radon concentrations in houses. The 10 problems identified represent only a few of the many daily problems encountered by diagnosticians and mitigators. Nonetheless, they are some of the current common problems that need to be considered and hopefully resolved in the near future. The 10 problems are: inconsistent sub-slab aggregate, hidden pathways to chimneys, variations in porosity of concrete/cinder block and block coatings, access to radon entry surfaces, diurnal/seasonal variation in radon concentrations, impact of radon-in-water on radon-in-air, sealing the top row of concrete blocks, insulating half-basements, sealing large thermal by-passes, and coping with direct rock exposure.
Includes bibliographical references (page 7).