||An Evaluation of strategies for promoting effective radon mitigation /
Doyle, James K. ;
McClelland, G. H. ;
Schulze, W. D. ;
Locke, P. A. ;
Elliott, S. R.
||Colorado Univ. at Boulder. ;Environmental Law Inst., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Air pollution ;
Residential buildings ;
Real estate ;
Mass communication ;
Indoor air pollution ;
Public awareness ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||193 pages ; 28 cm.
The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States can be attributed to exposure to radon gas. The report evaluates alternative strategies for motivating people to test for radon gas in their homes and to mitigate if necessary. Specifically, two separate radon information and awareness programs were evaluated, one targeted to the general population in the Washington, D.C. area and the other to home buyers in the Boulder, Colorado area. The results suggest that a home buyer program is likely to be far more effective in terms of effective remediation to reduce home radon levels than a program aimed at the general population. The report discusses the empirical findings and develops a recommendation for increasing the effectiveness of radon awareness and mitigation programs.
"Project officer: Alan Carlin." "Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation." "March 1990." "EPA 230-02-90-075"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.