2 edition of Testing of indoor radon reduction techniques in central Ohio houses found in the catalog.
Testing of indoor radon reduction techniques in central Ohio houses
W. O Findlay
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC
Written in English
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche
|Statement||W.O. Findlay, A. Robertson, and A.G. Scott|
|Contributions||Robertson, Andrew, 1936-, Scott, A. G., Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory|
|The Physical Object|
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Testing of indoor radon reduction techniques in central Ohio houses: phase 1 (winter ) Author: W O Findlay ; Andrew Robertson ; A G Scott ; Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory. Get this from a library. Testing of indoor radon reduction techniques in central Ohio houses: phase 2 (winter ) ; project summary.
[W O Findlay; Andrew Robertson; A G Scott; Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory.]. The complete report, entitled "Testing of Indoor Radon Reduction Techniques in Central Ohio Houses: Phase 1 (Winter )," (Order No.
PB /AS; Cost: $, subject to change) will be available only from: National Technical Information Service Port Royal Road Springfield, VA Telephone: The EPA Project Officer can be contacted at: Air and Energy.
The report gives results of tests of developmental indoor radon reduction techniques in nine slab-on-grade and four crawl-space houses near Dayton. Ohio. he slab-on-grade tests indicated that, when there is a good layer of aggregate under the slab, the sub-slab ventilation (SSV) mitigation technique, with only one or two suction pipes, can generally reduce indoor concentrations below 2 p Ci/L (86 to.
An overview of the Health Effects of Radon. Chapter 2 Confirming That You Have Tested for Radon Properly. Chapter 3 Radon Entry and An Overview of Reduction Techniques.
Chapter 4 How to Reduce Radon in Homes that are Completely or Partially Built Over Crawl Spaces. Chapter 5 How to Make Use of Existing Water Drainage Systems to Reduce Radon. Before Choosing a Radon Reduction Method The selection of appropriate and cost-effective radon reduction techniques for a specific house depends on how well the source of the indoor radon problem is understood, how house characteristics affect radon entry rates, and how candidate radon reduction systems influence the radon entry process.
Methods of Reducing the Radon Levels in Your Home Friday, March 18th by Samantha Walton Besides the specific techniques used for basements or crawl spaces, there are several general radon reduction methods that work for any foundation: natural ventilation, sealing, house/room pressurization, and heat recovery ventilation.
Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test. EPA estimates that radon causes thousands.
of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. *Radon is estimated to cause ab lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA’s Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA R). Ohio Radon Map. Zone 1 (1): Potential for radon levels above 4 pCi/L according to EPA Zone 2 (2): Potential for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L according to the EPA Zone 3 (3): Lowest EPA level with expected radon levels at or below 2 pCi/L Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended that all households, schools and office spaces test radon levels individually.
Installation of a radon reduction system is recommended for radon levels of 4 pCi/l and above. See the EPA’s A Citizen’s Guide to Radon.
Radon Testing. It’s impossible to know the radon level in a building without testing. Buildings in high risk areas may have low levels of radon while homes in lower risk areas may test high.
A Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction OVERVIEW Reduce RadonLevels in Your Home Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer for the general population.
The Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels. Fix your home if your radon level. Chapter Radon Testing. plug and make air-tight holes, cracks, gaps, etc.
to reduce the passage of gas. Sealing and caulking enhances radon reduction techniques; however, sealing and caulking alone has not been shown to lower radon levels significantly or consistently and therefore is not a stand-alone radon mitigation system.
Ohio Department of Health, Indoor Radon Program since shows that elevated levels of radon can be can be found in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. The data also shows that approximately 50% of all homes tested every year in Ohio have elevated levels of indoor radon.
Ohio Indoor Radon Program The Indoor Radon Program (IRP) is located in the Bureau. Consider installing a radon reduction system. If you do this, test for radon again in a few months to see how effective the system is for reducing radon levels.
Lower than 2 pCi/L: No action needed. Test your home again if you start living on a lower level (for example, if you turn your basement into a home office or extra bedroom). Since health experts have uncovered this threat, they have developed radon testing of indoor air quality to identify a building’s level.
There are two ways to test for the gas in the home: short-term testing and long-term testing. In a short-term test, a device is placed in the home to.
Radon Testing and the 7 Key Things Every Homeowner Should Know Lauren Gelman Updated: Nov. 21, Radon testing is the only way to know whether your home has high levels of radon, a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer over : Lauren Gelman.
Keep in mind all homes in Ohio have some level of radon gas and the only way to know these levels is to have it tested. In most cases installing a radon mitigation system can reduce the radon levels in homes at pCi/l or below.
Radon Reduction Techniques Testing Radon reduction system install Zanesville, Coshocton, Newark Ohio. Most residential real estate transactions require radon testing, and many states require radon mitigation for new construction.
This article will help you figure out whether your home has high radon levels and what you can do to reduce radon : The Family Handyman. The report gives results of testing of indoor radon reduction techniques in 19 existing houses in Maryland.
The focus was on passive measures: various passive soil depressurization methods, where natural wind and temperature effects are utilized to develop suction in the system; and sealing of radon entry routes into the house.
Chapter RADON. Radon definitions. As used in this chapter: (A) "Radon" means both the radioactive, gaseous element produced by the disintegration of radium, and the short-lived radionuclides that are decay products of radon. EPA Radon Publications for Radon Professionals: Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon Indoor Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements Device Protocols Protocols for Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Homes (PDF) Model Standards and Techniques for Control of Radon in New Residential Buildings Radon in Schools.
causes of radon in your home: solutions Before you begin the mitigation process, test your home. The U.S. EPA's radon action level is pCi/L, the preferred concentration is pCi/L, and the ideal level is the average outdoor level of pCi/L, though it Location: Huntersville,NC.Radon Reduction Techniques for Detached Houses,Technical Guidance Indoor Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Protocols Interim Protocols for Screening and Follow-up Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements American Society for Testing and Materials, All applicable Specifications -and Tests relating to Size: KB.