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RECORD NUMBER: 4 OF 98
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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],|
|Report Number||EPA 402-K02-006|
|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|
|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.