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The geology of radon

James K Otton

The geology of radon

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The geology of radon by James K Otton Download PDF EPUB FB2

The geology of radon Paperback – January 1, by James K. Otton (Author) See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: James K.

Otton. The Geology of Radon tudies of the geology of radon include " research into how uranium and radon sources are distributed in rocks and soils, how radon forms in rocks and soils, and how radon moves.

Studying how radon enters buildings from the soil and through the water system is also an important part of the geology of by: Part or all of this report is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF).

For best results viewing and printing PDF documents, it is recommended that you download the documents to your computer and. Geologic terrains of the United States with high radon potential include: 1.

Uraniferous metamorphosed sediments, volcanics, and granite intrusives that are highly deformed and often sheared. Shear zones in these rocks cause the highest indoor radon problems. Sources of Radon Information Suggested Reading This publication is one of a series of general interest publications prepared by the U.S.

Geological Survey to provide information about the earth sciences. Geologic and environmental implications of high soil-gas radon concentrations in the Great Valley, Jefferson and Berkeley counties, West Virginia Author(s) Art Schultz. A high radon potential area is defined as an area in which the average indoor radon screening measurement is expected to be 4 pCi/L or greater.

Geologic terrains of the United States with high. The Geology of Radon Studies of the geology of radon include research into how uranium and radon sources are distributed in rocks and soils, how radon forms in rocks and soils, and how radon moves. Studying how radon enters buildings from the soil and through the water system is also an important part of the geology of radon.

Bedrock geology classes (cases 1, 4 and 5) are a somewhat stronger predictor of indoor radon, with up to 15% variation explained when polygons containing substantial drift deposits are excluded (case 4); the presence of substantial drift geology here compromises the ability of bedrock classes to account for observed radon Cited by: Radon is a noble gas that occurs in nature as a decay product of uranium.

Radon is the principal contributor to natural background radiation and is considered to be one of the major leading causes. summary chapter outlining the general geology and geologic radon potential of the EPA Region. The third component is an individual chapter for each state in the Region.

Each state chapter discusses the state's specific geographic setting, soils, geologic setting, geologic radon File Size: 8MB.

What is Radon. Radon is a gas produced by the radioactive decay of the element radium. Radioactive decay is a natural, spontaneous process in which an atom of one element decays or breaks down to.

Radon in the Home. Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that can enter your home from the ground through cracks in the foundation. A known human carcinogen, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Pennsylvania has one of the most serious radon. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated.

Radon is a chemical element with the symbol Rn and atomic number It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble occurs naturally in minute quantities as an intermediate step in the normal radioactive decay chains through which thorium and uranium slowly decay into lead and various other short-lived radioactive elements; radon Pronunciation: /ˈreɪdɒn/ ​(RAY-don).

Radon in soil correlates directly with the bedrock geology in unglaciated terranes. In the Hylas shear zone, Virginia, the rock units exhibit a marked contrast in uranium concentration which is reflected in soil radon.

The soils are clay-rich. Individual chapters of the book are contributed by some of the most prominent and active research workers in the world in the SSNTD discipline as well as in the field of radon measurements.

A detailed breakdown of the contents of the book. Low radon values are generally associated with the nonmarine fl uvial and deltaic quartz sands. For instance, in a transect across the New Jersey Coastal Plain, the lowest soil ra don values and. For books published prior toplease click here.

Login / Sign Up. The Geology of Radon in Kansas Shane Lyle Introduction. Radon (boldface terms in glossary), an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas, comes from the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium found within soil, rocks, and ground water.

Radon is classified as a Class A carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), meaning that scientific research has established that radon. Indoor radon assessments often rely on a priori factors such as bedrock geology or soil permeability to predict the potential of an area for radon.

A regional-scale indoor radon assessment of the United States was recently completed using indoor radon and several types of geologic data including bedrock geology. Field Studies of Radon in Rocks, Soils, and Water focuses on the principal sources of indoor radon and detecting radon through geochemical and hydrological studies of ground water.

The book addresses how to measure radon, covers geological field study techniques, and presents techniques for assessing radon.

The book addresses how to measure radon, covers geological field study techniques, and presents techniques for assessing radon potential. The geochemical and hydrological studies of ground water cover such areas as health effects and radionuclides in geology.

Techniques for measuring radon. radon risk for an individual building. This can only be established by having the building tested for radon. Radon protection in new buildings Radon protective measures need to be installed in new dwellings (and extensions to existing ones) in areas where it is estimated that the radon.

The TN Radon Program supports the standing of the US Environmental Protection Agency that every home should be tested in order to know that home’s radon level. In zip codes with few radon results, there is low confidence that the reported average is representative of radon.

Description. This Safety Report draws on the requirements of international standards and the recommendations of international organizations as well as on the scientific literature, together with direct experience from a number of IAEA Member States in relation to carrying out representative indoor radon.

The author has quite a bit to say about how geology shaped the history of NJ. The maps are in color and an improvement on the black and white drawings used in the early books of the Roadside Geology series. I recommend this book 5/5(22).

It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, chemically inert, and radioactive. Of all the radioisotopes that contribute to natural background radiation, radon presents the largest risk to human health. This book discusses the geology, the environmental impact and the toxicity concerns of radon.

Radon gas can be present in water that comes into your home. Radon is not a concern if the source of the water is from lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. In those cases, the radon is mostly released into the air.

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements,Exposures from the uranium series with emphasis on radon and its daughters, NCRP Report No. 77, pp. Spencer, J.E.,Radon gas: a geologic hazard; in Field notes, winter,Arizona Bureau of Geology.

The GIS approach to radon risk mapping in the Czech Republic.-Proceedings of the 5 th international conference on Rare Gas Geochemistry. Debrecen. Barnet I., Mikšová J., Karenová J.: Geological background for radon risk mapping on a scale 1: 50 in the Czech Republic.-Proceedings of the Third Eurosymposium on Protection against Radon.

Radon testing and mitigation companies appeared almost overnight and a multiplicity of legislative actions were pondered by lawmakers. Although indoor radon emerged as a public health issue, geologists soon became an integral part of the story because radon.

Radon gas can be easily tested for and there are some straightforward solutions available to reduce the risk of radon gas in the home. By understanding the geology of an area we can better understand the distribution of radon.

To learn more about how the Geological Survey are measuring radon. A significant portion of the book presents state-of-the knowledge on indoor-radon-related health issues.

Applications of the decay-series of Rn are presented in a chapter. It serves as a reference and a state-of-the-art resource for researchers who want to learn the different applications of radon Brand: Springer International Publishing.

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Radon risk estimated from geology has been associated with lung cancer cases. In one Canadian case control study, the odds of lung cancer increased by 11% for every 10 years living in areas with geologic formations known to be associated with radon Cited by: 7. @article{osti_, title = {Geology and geochemistry of radon in shear zones: End of year progress report}, author = {Gundersen, L C.S.

and Schultz, A P and Wanty, R B and Gates, A E and Crespi, J M}, abstractNote = {The objective of this project is to understand the geology of radon gas behavior in areas where shared fault zones cause localized, anomalously high concentrations of radon. Radon risk estimated from geology has been associated with lung cancer cases.

In one Canadian case control study, the odds of lung cancer increased by 11% for every 10 years living in areas with geologic formations known to be associated with radon Cited by: 7.

Radon is found throughout Wisconsin. Radon is a radioactive gas that is found across the state of Wisconsin and travels only a meter or two through soil from where it was created. Radon comes. At last. A book that answers homeowners’ typical questions and walks them through the process of reducing the nation’s number one indoor health hazard, RADON.

Available for immediate delivery through our secure online store. Table Of Contents. An overview of the Health Effects of Radon.

Confirming That You Have Tested for Radon. Radon Health Cures -- Who Knew? having written a long chapter on radon in my book Hyping Health Risks The degree of radon exposure depends on the geology of the area one lives Author: Geoffrey Kabat.Should I be concerned about radon in my house?

You can get an idea as to how concerned you should be about radon in your house by learning about the geology of the site and its radon potential. If your house is in an area with a high potential for radon, then chances are that your house may have an indoor radon .The following information is from the EPA Region 6 Geologic Radon Potential Summary (): The geologic radon potential of Arkansas is generally low to moderate.

Paleozoic marine limestones, dolomites, and uraniferous black shales appear to be associated with most of the indoor radon .