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Practical Radon Control for Homes

Terry Brennan

Practical Radon Control for Homes

by Terry Brennan

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Published by Cutter Information Corp .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indoor Air Quality

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11548542M
    ISBN 100943779057
    ISBN 109780943779058
    OCLC/WorldCa18271623

    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. Approximately 1 in 15 homes nationwide have radon above this level, according to the U.S. Surgeon General’s recent advisory. Smokers are at significantly higher risk for radon-related lung cancer. Radon in the home can be measured either by the occupant or by a professional.

    The radon control standards are to be applicable in several counties listed in the law (Baker, Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah, Polk, Washington, and Yamhill), as well as in any county for which the boards consider the standards appropriate "due to local radon levels.". This course covers technical aspects of radon measurement and mitigation for residential buildings as well as schools and commercial buildings. It also encompasses techniques for fixing existing structures and design parameters for the incorporation of radon control systems during the construction of homes and large buildings.

      Radon Gas in Crawlspaces & Basements - why is it a problem? Radon gas was not high on the radar of builders and home owners over the last few decades, but as it is the second leading cause of lung cancer (after smoking) in the USA & Canada, it is quickly becoming a household newer homes will have radon barriers and vents but the question remains of how to deal with high . Any home can have a radon problem, no matter how old it is, but older homes and those with unfinished or dirt basements have an especially high risk for issues. You should ask the realtor or homeowner to see the radon report for your prospective home, or ask to have one done. Many states require a report done by/at the expense of the homeowner.


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Practical Radon Control for Homes by Terry Brennan Download PDF EPUB FB2

The second edition, now readily available, has these two substantive additions. This detailed manual describes the most common methods for reliably reducing radon in a home. Written in a non-technical format, the book includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations to guide homeowners through the radon mitigation process/5(18).

The need to check for backdrafting and post-mitigation radon testing is emphasized. Chapter 5: Drainage Based Systems How existing sups and drain tiles can be modified for cost-effective radon reduction. Chapter New Home Systems How to install cost-effective radon control systems during new home /5(17).

Learning About Radon A Part Of Nature Written for Native Americans, this page booklet discusses radon's place in the world, the basics on testing, and how homes can be fixed to reduce radon levels. Native Americans should contact Practical Radon Control for Homes book Tribal health department or state radon program office for more information.

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.

The EPA has developed a voluntary guidance document on radon control techniques for new residential construction.

The guidance recommends and describes the installation of a “passive sub-slab or sub-membrane depressurization system.” See U.S. EPA, Building Radon Out: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Build Radon-Resistant Homes (). Homes tend to have lower air pressure than their surroundings, which draws radon into the basement.

Opening basement windows helps reduce negative air pressure, diluting radon with clean outdoor air. Running a window fan in a basement window reduces radon levels, but only if the fan blows air into the basement. If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon.

For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.

Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk and, in many cases, may be reduced. developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the building industry with details on how to install radon-resistant techniques in your new home.

Architectural Drawings of Radon-Resistant Construction Techniques. You can also download a PDF version of the drawings: "Passive Radon Control Systems for New Construction," This PDF file includes (for one- and two-family dwellings): Passive radon control system; Crawlspace.

Radon mitigation on an older home likely will include a standard subslab depressurization system like the one shown here, but paired with additional measures to ensure that stone walls are sealed.

The basement in my colonial recently tested positive for radon. Because of the stone foundation, subslab vents are unlikely to remedy the problem.

The WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon: A Public Health Perspective indicates that radon exposure is a major and growing public health threat in homes and recommends that countries adopt reference levels of the gas of Bq/m3 which is equivalent to pCi/L.

You can download a PDF version of the WHO handbook on indoor radon here. “Radon is the second most important cause of lung cancer after.

Indoor Radon Program. The primary goal of the Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control’s (DWMRC) Indoor Radon Program is to reduce the level of indoor radon in the state of Utah to concentrations less than the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 4 pCi/L (pico-Curies per liter).The Radon program is partially funded by the State Indoor Radon Grant from the EPA.

ICC Digital Codes is the largest provider of model codes, custom codes and standards used worldwide to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. In many homes, blowing air in through an existing central furnace is quite practical. The use of an exhaust fan to pull air out of the house may decease the interior air pressure and draw more radon inside.

The use of whole-house fans i not recommended because they typically operate in the exhaust mode. Practical radon control for homes. [Terry Brennan; Susan Gailbraith; Cutter Information Corp.] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Terry Brennan; Susan Gailbraith; Cutter Information Corp.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. An effective method to reduce radon levels in crawlspace homes involves covering the earth floor with a high-density plastic sheet. A vent pipe and fan are used to draw the radon from under the sheet and vent it to the outdoors. This form of soil suction is called.

That is a radon concentration expressed in pCi/l derived from WLs in risk estimates are not the same as radon concentrations expressed in pCi/l when measured by a home inspector or other “radon mitigation” service. Equilibrium is said to have been reached when the maximum concentration of SLRDs has been reached.

The ratio of the activity of. If radon gas is released from the rocks and dirt beneath your home, your indoor level can be significantly higher than pCi/L. While there is no ‘safe' level of radon, the U.S.

EPA has an action level of pCi/L, meaning if your home tests at this level or higher, you should mitigate it quickly. Radon gas builds up in homes and has serious health effects. Reducing radon gas in homes is cheap and easy with a slab floor barrier with proper sealing at junctions and evacuation stack which can vent naturally, or have a mechanical radon gas extractor fan fitted, depending on the levels of Radon in your home.

Relying on just one radon test done as part of a home inspection is a mistake, even if it reveals that the home has safe levels. In our tests, test kits that measure long-term levels—90 days or.

Drain Tile Depressurization Homes that have sump pumps or French drains for control of rainwater can be effectively mitigated utilizing the sump to collect radon from the underlying soil. Two types of drainage systems can be readily adapted to collect radon from the soil below a house and exhaust it safely outside.

Sincethe National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Health Canada's National Radon Program have been working on a multi-year study to develop safe and cost-effective solutions to minimize the health risks from radon gas exposure in Canadian homes and to provide guidance for radon prevention and mitigation.Protect yourself and your loved ones: Do a home radon test.

Contact the Radon Division. Radon Hotline: Phone: Email us Fax: Testing Your Home is Easy. Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated levels of radon. An easy home test kit can be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores.Quality assurance for radon measurements 30 3.

RADON PREVENTION AND MITIGATION 41 Organization of radon prevention and mitigation actions 41 Radon prevention strategies in new constructions 44 Radon mitigation strategies in existing buildings 49 4. COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF RADON CONTROL 57 The framework of cost-effectiveness.