3 edition of Radon reduction methods found in the catalog.
Radon reduction methods
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C
Written in English
|Contributions||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||23 p. :|
|Number of Pages||23|
Radon Publications - Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of lung cancer deaths each year. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your. Radon Reduction Techniques Work. Radon reduction systems work. Some radon reduction systems can. reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99 percent. Most homes can be fixed for about the same cost as other common home repairs. Your costs may vary depending on the size and design of your home and which radon reduction methods are needed.
This image describes the most common radon reduction method called active sub-slab depressurization. This method involves inserting a pipe through the foundation floor slab into the granular material underneath the home. Radon Test Kit Information professional to fix the areas where the gas is seeping in. Radon mitigation services can be found in the phone book. Radon Reduction Methods A variety of methods can be used to reduce radon levels in the home. Cracks in the floors and walls can be sealed, and pipes and fans can be installed.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert radioactive gas. It is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water. It can be found in all 50 states. Testing for it is the only way of telling how much is present. Radon Reduction Methods. Radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. The EPA lists the following methods as effective at lowering radon levels to varying degrees: Vent pipe system and fan (soil suction radon reduction system) Home or room pressurization.
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The first edition of this book was written into assist what was thought to be /5(15). Radon Reduction Techniques Work. Radon reduction systems work. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99 percent.
Most homes can be fixed for about the same cost as other common home repairs. Your costs may vary depending on the size and design of your home and which radon reduction methods are needed. The radon reduction methods discussed in this booklet concentrate on methods of removing radon gas or preventing radon gas from even entering the house.
Since the radon health hazard is associated with the products of radon decay (which are chemically active), and not the radon itself (which is an inert gas), it is appropriate to ask whether it. 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. A brief overview of the material contained in this document is available in the book- let, "Radon Reduction Methods: A Homeowner's Guide," (OPA).
For infor- mation on how to obtain a copy, check with your State radiological health program office (see Chapter 3 of this document).
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.
(Physical Softcover Book) This Step by Step Radon Reduction Instructional Guide is specifically designed to help you install your own radon reduction system in your home in one easy afternoon. It doesn't matter how high the radon level is currently in your home, if. Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction: How to Fix Your Home (EPA /K/, determine an appropriate radon reduction method and maintain your radon reduction system.
Copies of RMS-LB may be purchased from AARST book store Exit, or. Mar 14, · Reducing your radon levels is essential. Almost any home can have elevated levels, and long-term exposure can lead to a lung cancer diagnosis anywhere from five to 25 years down the line.
The goal of DIY reduction and a full mitigation system is to lower your radon level to below the EPA's action level of pCi/L or more ideally below pCi/L. Mar 29, · How to Reduce Radon.
Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the soil due to the breakdown of uranium. It is a leading cause of lung cancer, so it's important to contact your state radon office to obtain a Views: 35K.
The type of house will affect the kind of radon reduction system that will work best. Most homes fall into three categories: Basement, Slab on Grade or Crawl Space. (Many homes have a combination of these types, especially homes with additions.) The EPA recommends the following techniques as the most effective methods for reducing radon gas.
Radon is an invisible, odorless radioactive gas that seeps out of the soil and into the atmosphere. It’s almost everywhere. In fact, you’re probably breathing in tiny traces of it right now.
But when it’s trapped inside a home and reaches high levels, radon can cause lung cancer. This chapter focuses on radon control options during the construction of new dwellings (including extensions to existing buildings or renovation work), which is referred to as prevention as well as on radon reduction in existing dwellings, which is referred to as mitigation or remediation.
In the framework of radon prevention and mitigation guidelines, training and technical criteria for radon. Radon Reduction Techniques. There are several methods that can be used to lower radon levels in your home.
Some techniques prevent radon from entering your home while others reduce radon levels after it has entered. EPA generally recommends methods which prevent the entry of radon. Standard Practice for Installing Radon Mitigation Systems in Existing Low-Rise Residential Buildings1 This standard is issued under the ﬁxed designation E ; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision.
This standard of practice was developed to further radon risk reduction in the U.S. by providing a model building code to achieve indoor radon concentrations of less than 4 pCi/L in new homes. RRNC is a “code ready” standard that provides a significant improvement over the IRC Appendix F “Radon Control Methods.”.
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.
Reducing Radon. There are several methods that can be used to lower Radon levels in your home. Your house type will affect the kinds of radon reduction systems that will work best.
Houses are generally categorized according to their foundation design, such as: • Basement • Slab-on-Grade (Concrete poured at ground level). 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. You may also want to order Doug Kladder’s book, Protecting Your Home From Radon.
Doug and his team helped the US EPA put together their radon mitigation training course and they also developed the EPA’s slide show. Kladder’s book is the most complete source of information on radon mitigation techniques currently available.Note: Citations are based on reference standards.
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