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Main Title Contributions of Building Materials to Indoor Radon Levels in Florida Buildings.
Author Nielson, K. K. ; Holt, R. B. ; Rogers, V. C. ;
CORP Author Rogers and Associates Engineering Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.;Florida Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee.
Publisher Sep 96
Year Published 1996
Report Number RAE-9226/7-5R1; EPA/600/R-96/107;
Stock Number PB97-104681
Additional Subjects Radon ; Building materials ; Radioecological concentration ; Construction materials ; Radium ; Concrete slabs ; Indoor air pollution ; Nuclear decay ; Radiation monitoring ; Gamma radiation ; Radionuclide migration ; Foundations(Structures) ; Concretes ; Ventilation ; Emanation method ; Radiation sources ; Mathematical models ; Residential buildings ;
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NTIS  PB97-104681 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 39p
The report documents work to characterize potential radon sources in concretes and recommend related changes to Florida's building materials radium standard. A mathematical model is presented to estimate the contributions of building materials to indoor radon levels. The model computes radon flux from concrete surfaces using typical Florida concrete properties, and multiplies the flux by concrete surface areas to estimate their contribution to indoor radon. The model also accounts for building ventilation by outdoor air.