||Guidance for Research House Studies of the Florida Radon Research Program. Volume 1. Research Plan.
Gadsby, K. J. ;
Reddy, T. A. ;
||Princeton Univ., NJ. Center for Energy and Environmental Studies.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Indoor air pollution ;
Radiation monitoring ;
Emission factors ;
Soil surveys ;
Continuous sampling ;
Building codes ;
Residential buildings ;
Quality assurance ;
Florida Radon Research Program ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
The report provides guidance and a readily available reference to groups involved with the Florida Radon Research Program's (FRRP's) research house studies. It includes: (1) Lists of parameters for continuous and periodic high and low resolution measurements; (2) Protocols for characterization and specialty measurements; (3) Data storage variable assignments so that researchers can have access to a standardized data set; and (4) An example of an approved Quality Assurance Project Plan. Although various types of radon research have been conducted in houses in many areas of the country, there had not been a coordinated approach to studying these houses with the objective of developing construction codes and standards. Soils, construction styles, and techniques in Florida are somewhat different from those in the areas where most of the research data originated. The FRRP put in place a research strategy where most of the factors that influence the transport and entry of radon into these houses would be studied. The research house component of the program would utilize four to six unoccupied houses in three locales to study the radon entry effects in different types of construction, soil conditions, and climate of Florida.