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In recent years, the perception of indoor radon as a relatively minor health issue has been radically altered: observations in Sweden, Canada, and the U.S. have revealed the high incidence of elevated radon levels in ordinary houses and the extreme hazard of inhaling radon decay products. These findings have lead to a wide range of activities and intensive research aimed at limiting human exposure to radon. This is one of the few books to provide a comprehensive, insightful analysis of the radon problem. Papers reflecting the most current research critically review all major aspects of this issue, each providing sufficient detail to be accessible to those who are technically trained but lack prior direct experience. Coverage includes the generation and migration of radon in source material, the physical and chemical behavior of radon, current evidence on the health effects and risk of exposure, and the strategic and tactical aspects of controlling exposures.
Radon and Its Decay Products in Indoor Air: An Overview (A. V. Nero, Jr.).
SOURCES AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES.
Soil as a Source of Indoor Radon: Generation, Migration, and Entry (W. W. Nazaroff, et al.).
Building Materials as a Source of Indoor Radon (E. Stranden).
Radon Entry Via Potable Water (W. W. Nazaroff, et al.).
CHARACTERISTICS AND BEHAVIOR OF RADON DECAY PRODUCTS.
Modeling Indoor Concentrations of Radon's Decay Products (E. O. Knutson).
The Nature and Determination of the Unattached Fraction of Radon and Thoron Progeny (C. R. Phillips, et al.).
THE BASIS FOR HEALTH CONCERNS.
Lung Dosimetry (A. C. James).
The Epidemiological Evidence of Randon-Induced Health Risks (F. Steinhusler).
Evidence of Lung Cancer from Animal Studies (F. T.Cross).
CONTROLLING INDOOR EXPOSURES.
Preventing Radon Entry (A. G. Scott).
Removal of Radon and Radon Progeny from Indoor Air (N. Jonassen and J. P.
Elements of a Strategy for Control of Indoor Radon (A. Nero, Jr.).