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Main Title A citizen's guide to radon : the guide to protecting yourself and your family from radon.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Air and Radiation. ;Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. ;Public Health Service, Rockville, MD.
Publisher [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division],
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA 402-K02-006
Stock Number PB2003-102751
OCLC Number 50771218
Subjects Radon--Safety measures--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Radon--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Housing and health--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Indoor air pollution--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Subjects Radiation pollution ; Houses ; Indoor air pollution ; Radon ; Prevention ; Families ; Guides ; Residential buildings ; Concentration ; Air pollution ; Ventilation
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/402/K-02-006 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/19/2003
EJBD  EPA 402-K-02-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/09/2004
ELAD  EPA 402-K-02-006 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 12/14/2009
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 402-K-02-006 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 402-K-02-006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/15/2010
NTIS  PB2003-102751 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Edition 4th ed.
Collation 15 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Radon from soil gas is the main cause of radon problems. Sometimes radon enters the home through well water. In a small number of homes, the building materials can give off radon, too. However, building materials rarely cause radon problems by themselves.
Shipping list no.: 2003-0116-P. "Revised May 2002"--Title page verso. "U.S. EPA 402-K02-006"--Title page verso.