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Scientific and technical basis for radon policy

Hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third ... for radon policy, July 14, 1994 (S. hrg)

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Open LibraryOL7372437M
ISBN 100160461898
ISBN 109780160461897
OCLC/WorldCa31914060

The IAEA is a leading publisher in the nuclear field. Its more than 9, scientific and technical publications include international safety standards, technical guides, conference proceedings and scientific reports. They cover the breadth of the IAEA’s work, focusing on nuclear power, radiation therapy, nuclear safety and security, and nuclear law, among others. Radon, chemical element, a heavy radioactive gas of Group 18 (noble gases) of the periodic table, generated by the radioactive decay of radium. It is a colorless gas, times heavier than air and more than times heavier than hydrogen. Learn more about radon in this article.

NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. National Research Council (US) Committee on Risk Assessment of Exposure to Radon in Drinking Water. Risk Assessment of Radon in Drinking Water. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); Radon is a radioactive gas released from the normal decay of the elements uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil. It is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that seeps up through the ground and diffuses into the air. In a few areas, depending on local geology, radon dissolves into ground water and can be released into the air when the water is used.

  Radon research could serve as a case study illustrating the difficulties inherent in the science of risk assessment. Radon researchers--including epidemiologists, biophysicists, physicists, radiation health specialists, and engineers--are still in conflict over . Radon is radioactive gas emitted when uranium because most rocks contain traces of uranium, it leaks from the soil virtually everywhere on Earth. Like uranium, radon decays, too.


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Scientific and technical basis for radon policy by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Although national and international guidance for radon in dwellings varies, most values have similar scientific and technical bases and are within only a factor of about 2 from each other.

Most differences are related to policies and risk-management decisions by the various bodies that develop radon guidance. Scientific and technical basis for radon policy: hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, second session, on the scientific and technical basis for radon policy, J The International Radon Project (IRP) WHO has formed a network of key partner agencies from over 40 Member States.

This network is the basis for the WHO International Radon Project (IRP) which was launched in This Handbook was developed by the Department of Public Health and Environment within the framework of the WHO International Radon Project.

It is based on the contribution of more than scientists and radon experts, who participated in. The technical basis for these policy changes is supplied in the Technical Support Document for the Citizen's Guide to Radon (EPA R; U.S.

EPA g), and the revised policies are described in Section 2 of this report. Technical Support Document for the Citizen's Guide to Radon This document presents the wide range of technical analyses, radon risk communication research, legislative directives and other information that the U.S.

EPA used to shape the policies that are set forth in the "A Citizen's Guide to Radon.". Scientific basis for managing radon risk. Recognising the importance of radon (Rn, Rn) and its short-lived decay products (Rn-d) as a public health issue, large-scale national and international Rn-programmes were initiated world-wide, such as the IAEA co-ordinated research programme (CRP) ‘Radon in the Human Environment’ involving over 50 countries (Ahmed et al., ).Cited by: 2.

The WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon: A Public Health Perspective was published in It provides information on the procedures for the reliable measurement of radon levels, the control options for radon in new dwellings and radon reduction in existing dwellings, radon risk communication strategies and the organization of national radon Size: 4MB.

Radon measurements made with continuous radon monitors report the average value for a 2–3 day exposure at generally more expensive. Their use requires a trained operator. In contrast, the activated carbon method is the simplest, most cost effective and most sensitive technique for short-term radon.

Basic Radon Facts (PDF) (2 pp, K, JulyEPA /F/) General information, test for radon, how to get a test kit Contact Us to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem. A book that answers homeowners’ typical questions and walks them through the process of reducing the nation’s number one indoor health hazard, RADON.

Available. Design and Conduct of Indoor Radon Surveys This is normally achieved by undertaking one or more radon surveys. As a basis for future decision making, it is important that such surveys be. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium found in nearly all soils.

It typically moves up through the ground and into the home through cracks in floors, walls and foundations. It can also be. In response, the BEIR VI committee has developed a mathematical model for the lung cancer risk associated with radon, incorporating the latest information from epidemiology and scientific studies.

In this book the committee provides a fresh assessment of exposure-dose relationships.4/4(1). Radon progeny--the decay products of radon gas--are a well-recognized cause of lung cancer in miners working underground.

When radon was found to be a ubiquitous indoor air pollutant, however, it raised a more widespread alarm for public health. To develop appropriate public policy for indoor radon, decisionmakers need a characterization of the.

A Physician's Guide to Radon This booklet on radon has been developed for physicians by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in consultation with the American Medical Association (AMA).

Its purpose is to enlist physicians in the national effort to inform the American public about the serious health risk posed by indoor radon gas. RADON RISK COMMUNICATION IN BULGARIA. Protection on the basis of the Radon Prevention and. it is often treated as non-technical and non-scientific.

Consequently, communication is largely. A handbook for the determination of radon attenuation through cover materials. Technical Report Rogers, V.C. ; Nielson, K.K. Radon emissions from bare and covered uranium mill tailings can be estimated by diffusion theory if appropriate diffusion coefficients are known.

Leakage through eight commonly used radon fans was determined using this rig. This project was the first in the world to scientifically examine radon fan leakage. Therefore, it serves as the only technical basis for radon fan leakage criteria to support Canadian radon mitigation standards currently being developed.

The handbook book focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon and sound policy options for preventing and mitigating radon exposure. The material in the handbook reflects the epidemiological.

The more radon you are exposed to, and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk of eventually developing lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15, to 22, deaths per year.

Testing your home for radon is easy and homes with high levels of radon can be fixed (mitigated).File Size: KB.When radon was found to be a ubiquitous indoor air pollutant, however, it raised a more widespread alarm for public health.

To develop appropriate public policy for indoor radon, decisionmakers need a characterization of the risk of radon exposure across the range of exposures people actually receive. Establish state programs and providing technical assistance, Conduct radon surveys of schools and federal buildings, Establish training centers and a proficiency program for firms offering radon services, Develop a citizen's guide to radon, and; Develop model construction standards.

Table 1. Standards and regulations for radon in air.