Determination of household radon air and water concentrations for selected homes in east-central Indiana, utilizing activated charcoal canister and liquid scintillation techniques

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dc.contributor.advisor Ober, David R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dewus, Michael A. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:34:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:34:42Z
dc.date.created 1988 en_US
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1988 .D4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183550
dc.description.abstract This is a study of radon concentration levels in the air and water of homes in East-Central Indiana. The results of a survey of 69 homes in which both an air and water sample were analyzed for radon concentrations will be described; all homes in the survey derived their water sample from a well at the home site. Activated charcoal canisters were exposed in homes for two to three days; radon concentration levels in the air samples were then determined following the EPA procedures described by Gray and Windham (1). Radon concentrations in water were determined by the liquid scintillation method according to protocol utilizing the techniques described by Pritchard and Gesell (2). A questionnaire was completed by each participant which provided information such as home construction type, material, and location. Radon concentration results and questionnaire data were entered into a database; database searches were then conducted in order to establish conclusions associated with the study.(1) D.J. Gray and S.T. Windham, EERF Standard Operating Procedures for RN-222 Measurement Using Charcoal Canisters, EPA 520/5-87-005, (June 1987)(2) H.M. Pritchard and T.F. Gesell, Health Physics 33, 577, (1977). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.format.extent v, 85 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Radon -- Environmental aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dwellings -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Radon -- Measurement. en_US
dc.title Determination of household radon air and water concentrations for selected homes in east-central Indiana, utilizing activated charcoal canister and liquid scintillation techniques en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/544007 en_US


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