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Main Title Measurement and Distribution of Radon and Radon Progeny: An Overview of Indoor Radon Risk Reduction in the United States.
Author Osborne, M. ; Harrison, J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/364;
Stock Number PB93-107092
Additional Subjects Radon ; Indoor air pollution ; Houses ; Air pollution control ; Mitigation ; Residential buildings ; Risk assessment ; Epidemiology ; Pulmonary neoplasms ; Stationary sources ; US EPA ; Performance evaluation ; United States ; Reprints ; Radon Action Program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-107092 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1993
Collation 10p
The paper presents an overview of indoor radon risk reduction in the U.S. EPA currently estimates that 15,000-20,000 Americans die each year from radon-induced lung cancer. The estimate is based on epidemiological data which establish the link between radon and lung cancer, and surveys which provide estimates of radon exposure to the American public. EPA and state cosponsored radon surveys conducted in 34 states have indicated that houses with elevated radon levels exist in all parts of the U.S. These surveys have also indicated that radon levels in individual houses cannot be predicted with any degree of accuracy with existing methods. Individual houses mmust be tested. Based on these surveys, the EPA estimates that up to 8 million houses have annual average radon levels in the living area which exceed EPA's action guideline of 150 Bq/cu m. Responding to the great health risk posed by indoor radon, EPA, through its comprehensive Radon Action Program, has focused on many activities designed to reduce risk to the public from indoor radon. Key activities in the effort include the research and development of risk-reduction technology and the transfer of the technology to state and local governments, private sector industry, and the public.