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radon

Colorless, odorless gas that occurs naturally due to the breakdown of minerals in the earth. It tends to become trapped in our modern, nearly air-tight homes. Since there has been some correlation between radon and lung cancer, the EPA recommends levels no higher than 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), although generally acceptable levels are in the range of 4 to 8 pCi/L. The EPA Web site at www.epa.gov has information on testing for radon and reducing it.

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A leaflet containing further information about Radon gas can be viewed on the council's pollution web pages or contact the Council's Environmental Health Section on 01248 752820.
For an "active" system, a suction fan is attached to the cap of the vent pipe to draw radon gas up from the slab and away from the building.
Is radon gas just another highly publicized problem that turns out to be a tempest in a teapot, or should we really be concerned about its possible presence in our basements?
Making sense of radon gas, the derivative of decaying uranium responsible for 5,000 to 20,000 cases of lung cancer each year in the United States, has been a special challenge to this consumer-affairs editor for Washington, D.
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ATSDR identified five key findings with recommendations:On-site worker safety must continue to be a high priority for EPA as digging at the landfill could release dust containing uranium and thorium decay products and radon gas on the landfill that might impact health.
Radon gas alone can cause other health problems inside the home.
It later emerged the high reading was caused by naturally occurring radon gas.
Among the instrumental creators of CanSAR were American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) members Dallas Jones, Peter Hendrick, Tom Heine, and John Mallon, who created a vehicle for individuals who had developed lung cancer after radon gas exposure to impart their stories.
COUNCIL tenants are being encouraged to learn more about radon gas and its potentially harmful effects.
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that radon gas, generated by the decay of uranium, is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
He also said that the presence of radon gas in the air after tremors was natural.