Impact of environmental factors on radon

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Abstract

The connection between environmental factors and indoor radon concentration were explored. The results show that, in the foundation, radon levels decrease as outdoor temperatures drop, counter to the common assumption that stack effect is a primary driver of radon entry. Analysis suggests that time-varying soil characteristics are more important for driving radon concentrations than outdoor air characteristics. The data also suggest that increased use of forced-air space conditioning systems may bring foundation-space radon to the first floor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Electronic)9781713826514
StatePublished - 2018
Event15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

Name15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period7/22/187/27/18

Keywords

  • Field measurement
  • Residential
  • Soil conditions
  • Weather

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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