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Main Title The effects of home ventilation systems on indoor radon-radon daughter levels /
Author Windham, S. T. ; Savage, E. D. ; Philips, C. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Savage, E. D.
Phillips, C. R.
CORP Author Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, AL.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-520/5-77-011
Stock Number PB-291 925
OCLC Number 17558098
Subjects Radon ; Radon--Safety measures ; Ventilation
Additional Subjects Natural radioactivity ; Radon isotopes ; Ventilation ; Air conditioning ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air circulation ; Florida ; Polk County(Florida)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 520-5-77-011 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/16/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-5-77-011 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 520-5-77-011 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/10/2017
ERAD  EPA 520/5-77-011 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
NTIS  PB-291 925 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 19 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Radiation Programs is conducting a multifaceted study of the radiological implications of the phosphate mining and milling industry in the United States. The study began in June 1974 and has concentrated mainly on facilities located in Florida, North Carolina, and Idaho. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the radiological impact of this industry on the environment and develop appropriate radiation protection guidelines in areas where existing controls are determined to be inadequate. A study was conducted in a house in Polk County, Florida, to determine the effects of normal home ventilation methods on radon, radon progeny, and working levels. Three ventilation conditions were studied which approximate those found during normal occupancy. The effects of the central air conditioner, the central blower without air conditioning and outside air ventilation were studied, with radon, radon progeny, and working level measurements made sequentially until significant changes ceased to be observed. In all three experiments, radon, radon progeny, and working levels decreased, with the decreases corresponding to estimated increases in house ventilation rate.
Final report. Performing Organization: Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility. Includes bibliographical references (page 19). "EPA-520/5-77-011."