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Main Title Effectiveness of Radon Control Features in New House Construction, South Central Florida.
Author Fowler, C. S. ; McDonough, S. E. ; Williamson, A. D. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.;Florida Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee.
Publisher 1996
Year Published 1996
Report Number SRI-ENV-95-61-7400; EPA-R-818413-01-0; EPA/600/R-96/044;
Stock Number PB96-177761
Additional Subjects Radon ; Permeability ; Air infiltration ; Foundations(Structures) ; Concrete slabs ; Air pollution control ; Houses ; Air flow ; Construction ; Natural radioactivity ; Indoor air pollution ; Radioecological concentration ; Soil gases ; Building codes ; Performance evaluation ; Florida ; South Central Region(Florida)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB96-177761 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 237p
The report gives results of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of two slab types (monolithic and slab-in-stem wall) in retarding radon entry in new houses built in accordance with the State of Florida's proposed radon standard for new construction over high radon potential soils. Fourteen houses were monitored during their construction on sites whose soil gas radon concentrations were screened to be > 1000 pCi/L. Some of the house sites had concentrations 12,000 pCi/L. Slab integrity was monitored over time, and post-construction ventilation and radon entry were measured in all the houses.