RadonLeaders.org
Skip top navigation

Radon Research

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

Management of Radon: A Review of ICRP Recommendations

Management of Radon: A Review of ICRP Recommendations

Authored by:Vaillant L, Bataille C.

Categories:

Energy Losses and Operational Costs of Radon Mitigation Systems

Energy Losses and Operational Costs of Radon Mitigation Systems

Authored by:L. Moorman

Abstract:Energy losses and operational costs of radon mitigation systems in typical locations within the various heating zones in the USA have been calculated that include a
modeling of seasonal and daily temperature variations.

Categories:

Seasonal Variation of Radon Concentrations in UK Homes

Seasonal variation of radon concentrations in UK homes

Authored by:Miles JC, Howarth CB, Hunter N

Categories:

Exploratory Study of Basement Moisture During Operation of ASD Radon Control Systems

Exploratory Study of Basement Moisture During Operation of ASD Radon Control Systems

Authored by:Bradley Turk and Jack Hughes

Abstract:The technique most commonly used to control radon in buildings, active soil
depressurization (ASD), has been investigated for its impact on basement moisture levels and
ventilation. As part of an exploratory study, three houses near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania have
been intensively monitored over an 18-month period for moisture indicators, radon levels,
building operations, and other environmental parameters while ASD systems were cycled on and
off. To implement this intensive monitoring program, novel protocols and study design were
developed. A conceptual model suggested that the ASD systems can cause important changes in
basement ventilation and interzonal air flows – therefore these parameters were periodically
measured. Moisture levels were measured in walls and slab floors, indoor and outdoor air,

Categories:

Residential Radon and Lung Cancer Incidence in a Danish Cohort

Residential Radon and Lung Cancer Incidence in a Danish Cohort

Authored by: Bräuner EV, Andersen CE, Sørensen M, Jovanovic Andersen Z, Gravesen P, Ulbak K, Hertel O, Pedersen C, Overvad K, Tjønneland A, Raaschou-Nielsen O.

Abstract:

Categories:

Radon Progeny in Hydrometeors at the Earth's Surface

Radon Progeny in Hydrometeors at the Earth's Surface

Authored by: Mario Voltaggio

Categories:

Lung Cancer in a Czech Cohort Exposed to Radon in Dwellings - 50 Years of Follow-up.

Lung Cancer in a Czech Cohort Exposed to Radon in Dwellings - 50 Years of Follow-up.

Authored By: Tomasek L.

Categories:

Inter-Comparison of Different Direct and Indirect Methods to Determine Radon Flux

Inter-Comparison of Different Direct and Indirect Methods to Determine Radon Flux

Authored by: C. Grossi, A. Vargas, A. Camacho, I. López-Coto, J.P. Bolívar, Yu Xia,
F. Conen

Categories:

Radon Prevention in New Construction in Finland: A Nationwide Sample Survey in 2009

Radon Prevention in New Construction in Finland: A Nationwide Sample Survey in 2009

Authored by: H. Arvela, O. Holmgren and H. Reisbacka

Categories:

Retrospective measurements of thoron and radon by CDs/DVDs: a model approach

Retrospective measurements of thoron and radon by CDs/DVDs: a model approach

Authored By: Brossard M, Brascoupé M, Ottawa CB, Falcomer R, Ottawa W, Scott A, Whyte J.

Abstract: An approach for retrospective measurements of thoron (220Rn) and radon (222Rn) by home-stored CDs/DVDs is proposed. It employs analysis of alpha tracks at two depths beneath the disk surface. The signal in the first one (69 µm) is due both to 220Rn and 222Rn, while the signal at the second (80 µm) is due only to 222Rn. The second signal is used as to measure 222Rn, as well as to determine and subtract ‘the 222Rn component’ from the first signal. The remaining ‘220Rn component’ is used to measure thoron. Numerical modelling is performed and the results show that simultaneous retrospective measurements of thoron and radon are possible over a wide range of environmental concentrations.

Categories: