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Main Title Assessment of potential radiological population health effects from radon in liquefied petroleum gas /
Author Gesell, Thomas F. ; Johnson, Jr., Raymond H. ; Bernhardt., David E.
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Author Title of a Work
Johnson, Raymond H.
Bernhardt, David E.,
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 520/1-75-002
Stock Number PB-264 186
OCLC Number 02901541
Subjects Radon--Physiological effect. ; Petroleum. ; Radiation Injuries. ; Environmental Health ; Fuels--toxicity ; Radiation Dosage ; Radon--radiation effects
Additional Subjects Radon isotopes ; Liquefied petroleum gas ; Radiation effects ; Natural gas ; Rare gases ; Fossil fuels ; Populations ; Exposure ; Public health ; Radiation dosage ; Space heaters ; Gas appliances ; Ovens ; Pulmonary neoplasms ; Alpha particles ; United States ; Radon 22 ; Lung neoplasms
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-1-75-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2014
EJBD  EPA 520-1-75-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/20/2014
EKAM  EPA/520/1-75/002 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 04/09/1999
ELBD RPS EPA 520-1-75-002 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/29/2015
ERAD  EPA 520/1-75-002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/09/2012
NTIS  PB-264 186 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 54 pages : illustrations, graphs, maps ; 28 cm
Abstract Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) contains varying amounts of radon-222 which becomes dispersed within homes when LPG is used in unvented appliances. Radon-222 decays to alpha-emitting daughter products which are associated with increased lung cancer when inhaled and deposited in the respiratory system. The average dose equivalents to the bronchial epithelium from the use of LPG in unvented kitchen ranges and space heaters are estimated to be about 0.9 and 4.0 mrem/year, respectively. When extrapolated to the United States population at risk, the estimated tracheobronchial dose equivalents are about 20,000 and 10,000 person-rems/year for these appliances, or a total of about 30,000 person-rems/year. These doses are very small compared to other natural and man-made sources of ionizing radiation. It is estimated that these low doses would result in less than one lung cancer a year for the total U.S. population. Consequently, the use of LPG containing radon-222 does not contribute significantly to the incidence of lung cancer in the United States.
Notes "EPA/520/1-75-002." Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-54).
Place Published Washington
Access Notes Also issued online.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs.
PUB Date Free Form 1977
Series Title Untraced EPA ; 520/1-75-002
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Merged OCLC records 220342029
OCLC Time Stamp 20150918133959
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 6.2:R 11/7
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OCLC Rec Leader 02239cam 2200553Ii 45020