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Title: Residential construction code impacts on radon

The paper discusses residential construction-code impacts on radon. It references existing residential construction codes that pertain to the elements of construction that impact either the ability to seal radon out of houses or the ability to achieve good soil ventilation for radon control. Several inconsistencies in the codes that will impact radon resistant construction are identified. Resolution of these resulting radon issues is necessary before specification-style building codes can be developed to achieve radon-resistant construction.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7162370
Report Number(s):
PB-88-195268/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Camroden Associates, Rome, NY (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; BUILDING CODES; RADON 222; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; DRAINAGE; SOILS; VENTILATION; WATERPROOFING; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BUILDINGS; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; RADIOISOTOPES; RADON ISOTOPES 320107* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Systems-- (1987-); 500300 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)