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Mr. Bill Long, the Radon Branch Chief and Mr. Lou Witt the Radon Team Leader both with the U.S. EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air share their perspective regarding the impact of the economy on the radon program and their goals for the coming fiscal year.
In this interview Dr. Field relates details of the presentation, the reaction of the panel, and where this might take the radon issue within the context of the nation’s cancer program.
Due to a number of calls regarding the use of air cleaning devices, we have been asked to post an interview with Dr. Philip Hopke that we conducted as a part of one our distance based courses.
A July 24, 2008 article in the New York Times certainly caused a great deal of concern regarding the safety of granite counter tops The concern being the potential hazard associated with these building materials containing natural occurring radioactive elements that could increase indoor radon levels or expose occupants to gamma radiation.
Insurance coverage is often a topic of concern for individuals in the radon measurement and mitigation sector. The information provided by Dave Reitan is valuable for those starting their business, as well as for individuals expanding their businesses to performing larger projects.
As many mitigation contractors have discoverred, active soil depressurization systems that draw radon out of the soil can also draw other gasses that can otherwise enter a home or commercial building.
The State of Ohio now requires that all schools be tested for radon. This requirement was included in larger legislation (referred to as Jarod's Law) designed to inspect for and improve safety in schools.
A recent epidemiological study, conducted by Dr. Donald Nelson and his colleagues at Worcester Polytechnic Institute suggested that the risk of radon at exposures less than 4.0 pCi/L may not agree with the assumption of a linear-no-threshold model.