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Radon Research is a resource featuring scientific papers and presentations on radon-related research.

Radon Flux Measurements as Predictor for Indoor Radon Concentrations in New Home Residental Structures

Radon Flux Measurements as Predictor for Indoor Radon Concentrations in New Home Residental Structures

Authored by:L. Moorman, Ph.D.

Abstract:A method measuring vertical upwards total radon soilgas flow from the ground through building sites before construction is investigated as a predictor for the radon
concentration inside a home after construction. The theory for this radon risk evaluation
(RRE) is derived and simple analytical and more realistic numerical examples are given.
Data obtained from short term radon tests inside homes are compared with numerical
model calculations leading to additional insights that are validating empirically the
derived connection between radon flux into the building and the radon concentrations.
Special circumstances allowed the comparison of over two orders of magnitude of radon
concentrations of finished homes with RRE radon concentrations that were obtained

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Establishing a Regional Reference Indoor Radon Level on the Basis of Radon Survey Data.

Title: Establishing a Regional Reference Indoor Radon Level on the Basis of Radon Survey Data.

Authors: Yarmoshenko I, Onishchenko A, Zhukovsky M.

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Risk-Based Indicators of Canadians' Exposures to Environmental Carcinogens

Risk-Based Indicators of Canadians' Exposures to Environmental Carcinogens

Authored by: Setton E, Hystad P, Poplawski K, Cheasley R, Cervantes-Larios A, Keller CP, Demers PA.

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Tools for estimating population exposures to environmental carcinogens are required to support evidence-based policies to reduce chronic exposures and associated cancers. Our objective was to develop indicators of population exposure to selected environmental carcinogens that can be easily updated over time, and allow comparisons and prioritization between different carcinogens and exposure pathways.

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Residential Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer Risk: Commentary on Cohen's County-Based Study

Residential Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer Risk: Commentary on Cohen's County-Based Study

Authored by: C.W. Heath, Jr., P.D. Bond, D.G. Hoel, and C.B. Meinhold

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Karst Geology, Radon Fluctuations, and Implications for Measurement and Mitigation

Karst Geology, Radon Fluctuations, and Implications for Measurement and Mitigation

Authored by:Jack R. Hughes, Brad Turk, Robby Cardwell, Patsy Brooks, Gene Fisher,
Marsha White, Francis Fitzgerald, David Wilson, James O. Bryant, Jr.

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Determination of Radon Exhalation from Construction Materials Using VOC Emission Test Chambers

Determination of Radon Exhalation from Construction Materials Using VOC Emission Test Chambers

Authored By: Richter M, Jann O, Kemski J, Schneider U, Krocker C, Hoffmann B.

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Genetic Variation in SIRT1 Affects Susceptibility of Lung Squamous Cell Carcinomas in Former Uranium Miners From the Colorado Plateau

Genetic Variation in SIRT1 Affects Susceptibility of Lung Squamous Cell Carcinomas in Former Uranium Miners From the Colorado Plateau.

Authored by: Leng S, Picchi MA, Liu Y, Thomas CL, Willis DG, Bernauer AM, Carr TG, Padilla MT, Han Y, Amos CI, Lin Y, Stidley CA, Gilliland FD, Jacobson MR, Belinsky SA.

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Radon, Smoking, and Lung Cancer: The Need to Refocus Radon Control Policy.

Radon, Smoking, and Lung Cancer: The Need to Refocus Radon Control Policy.

Authored by: Lantz PM, Mendez D, Philbert MA

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2012 Radon Publications

a list of radon papers that were published in journals, etc. in 2012. The list is alphabetical by Journal name. The pdf file does not contain the abstracts, while the Excel file does.

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Radon in Homes: Strengthening State Policy to Reduce Risk and Save Lives

Radon in Homes: Strengthening State Policy to Reduce Risk and Save Lives

Authored by:Tobie Bernstein

Abstract:Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the seventh leading cause of cancer mortality overall. Many states have adopted laws, regulations, and policies that address radon in some fashion, yet stronger measures are needed to accelerate action. Radon in Homes discusses key developments in state policy and highlights opportunities for strengthening policies to reduce risk from indoor radon exposure.

Read more here: http://www.elistore.org/reports_detail.asp?ID=11439

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