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Main Title SAB Report: Correlation of Short-Term and Long-Term Test Results for Indoor Radon.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Radiation Advisory Committee.
Publisher Dec 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/SAB/RAC-92/008;
Stock Number PB95-228524
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitoring ; Radon ; Indoor air pollution ; Test methods ; Air sampling ; Test equipment ; Charcoal ; Alpha particle detectors ; Radioecological concentration ; Error analysis ; Environmental exposure ; Radiation doses ; Risk assessment ; Quality assurance ; Long term monitoring ; Short term monitoring
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-228524 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 24p
The Radiation Advisory Committee of the Science Advisory Board reviewed the Office of Radiation Program's approach to analyzing the effects of substituting short-term tests for long-term tests in determining the concenration of radon gas in homes. The Committee endorsed the long-term test in the lowest lived-in space as the standard against which other test results should be judged; noted that the lower the radon level, the less accuractely informed the homeowner is likely to be by results obtained with currently available test devices; expressed concern about the false positive and negative rates that are likely to result from short-term tests near an assumed action level of 4 pCi/L; and noted that the long-term test, when properly done, provides a more scientifically appropriate basis for mitigation decisions, particularly in the range of radon levels most commonly found in U.S. homes.