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Main Title Indoor radiation exposure due to radium-226 in Florida phosphate lands
Author Guimond, Richard J. ; Ellett, William H. ; Fitzgerald, Jr., Joesph E. ; Windham, Samuel T. ; Cuny, Philip A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Guimond, Richard J.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs. Criteria and Standards Divsion.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Criteria and Standards Division,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA/520/4-78/013
Stock Number PB-301 317
OCLC Number 05396131
ISBN pbk.
Additional Subjects Phosphates--Florida ; Radium--Isotopes ; Radiation--Environmental aspects--Florida ; Radiation dosage ; Phosphate deposits ; Public health ; Risk ; Radon ; Radiation hazards ; Pulmonary neoplasms ; Florida ; Radium 226 ; Risk assessment
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 520-4-78-013 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/15/2009
EKBD  EPA 520/4-78-013 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/14/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-4-78-013 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 520/4-78-013 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/10/2013
NTIS  PB-301 317 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Edition Rev. printing.
Collation 167 p. in various pagings : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report was prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency in response to a request from the governor of Florida to provide recommendation on indoor radiation exposure due to radium-226 in Florida phosphate lands. The report evaluates radiation levels in existing structures, the health impact of this radiation exposure, the cost-effectiveness of controls, the social and economic impact of potential radiation controls, and the alternatives available for radiation protection to minimize adverse risk to the public. The report concludes that the major exposure problem is associated with bulid-up of radon in residences constructed on land containing radium-bearing materials related to phosphate ores. The principal radiation health threat is an increased risk of lung cancer, which is dependent both on the indoor concentration of radon decay products and the period of exposure. The analysis projects that over a normal lifetime, persons residing in homes on phosphate lands in the study area experience and average lung cancer risk 35 percent greater than normal, and that those residing in homes exhibiting the highest levels measured experience a risk of lung cancer 2-4 times the U.S. average.
July 1979. Includes bibliographical references.