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RECORD NUMBER: 189 OF 349
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Preliminary Findings Radon Daughter Levels in Structures Constructed on Reclaimed Florida Phosphate Land.|
|CORP Author||Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C. Div. of Criteria and Standards.|
|Stock Number||PB-257 679|
|Additional Subjects||Radioactive contaminants ; Radiation hazards ; Radon isotopes ; Radium isotopes ; Phosphate deposits ; Land use ; Reclamation ; Houses ; Residential buildings ; Malignant neoplasms ; Pulmonary neoplasms ; Air pollution ; Polk County ; Florida ; Health risks|
To determine the significance of radium-226 in reclaimed land on the radon daughter levels in structures built on the land, a limited field study was conducted. In general, the data from this study coupled with existing information indicates that radium-226 concentrations in soil beneath structures significantly affects the radon daughter levels within the structures. The data collected over a five-week period suggests that structures built on reclaimed land have radon daughter levels significantly greater than structures not built on reclaimed land.