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Small Sample Radon Testing of Homes in East Texas
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This paper covers the results of small sample radon testing of homes in East Texas. The program was voluntary and participation was offered to a group of technical personnel involved in thc HVAC industry. Response was smaller than expected. The only people who showed an interest were ones who had a heightened awareness of health concerns, and cancer in particular. The technical findings show very wide temporal variability of the radon level. The implication is that short-term "grab samples" of air for determination of radon exposure may be much higher or lower than the average exposure. Based on this experience. a sample period of 120 to 168 hours is recommended to characterize exposure at a given time of year.
Crawford, J. G. (1990). Small Sample Radon Testing of Homes in East Texas. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from