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Effectiveness of radon control features in new house construction [in] south central Florida

Effectiveness of radon control features in new house construction [in] south central Florida

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service in Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

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  • Radon mitigation -- Research -- Florida

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    Statementby Charles S. Fowler, Susan E. McDonough, Ashley D. Williamson ; [prepared by National Risk Management Research Laboratory]
    ContributionsMcDonough, Susan E, Williamson, Ashley D, National Risk Management Research Laboratory (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13623395M
    OCLC/WorldCa38921174

    Home inspections in Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida should include a radon test for homebuyers. For the best radon test call Radon & Mold Professionals at () Radon testing for real estate transactions must be done by a Florida Department of Health certified radon business. 9B Florida Standard for Passive Radon-Resistant New Residential. Building construction, adopted. 9B Purpose and intent. 1. The provisions of this rule chapter are adopted to imple-ment the Florida Standard for Passive Radon-Resistant New Residential Building Construction as mandated in PartX,Chapter,FloridaStatutes File Size: KB. Beautiful Results BuildZoom is a better way to remodel any type of property. See more photos Get a bidLocation: 5TH AVE SW, Naples, , FL. radon concentration may be substantially understated. KEYWORDS Radon, ventilation, concrete, building materials, high-rise INTRODUCTION In July of Florida initiated a comprehensive research program that would produce a radon-resistant building code for new construction. The major focus of research at that time.


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Effectiveness of radon control features in new house construction [in] south central Florida Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Effectiveness of radon control features in new house construction [in] south central Florida. [Charles S Fowler; Susan E McDonough; Ashley D Williamson; National Risk Management Research Laboratory (U.S.)].

Get this from a library. Effectiveness of Radon control features in new house construction, South Central Florida: project summary. [Charles S Fowler; Susan E McDonough; Ashley D Williamson; National Risk Management Research Laboratory (U.S.)]. Contact your state radon program for information about radon testing, mitigation, and radon-resistant new construction.

The National Radon Poster Contest is an annual event for students years old, sponsored by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Radon-resistant new construction (RRNC) typically costs a builder between $ and $ RRNC could cost less than $ if the builder already uses some of the same techniques for moisture control.

For a builder, it is much less expensive to install a radon-resistant system during construction than to go back and fix a radon problem identified. The complete report, entitled "New House Evaluation of Potential Building Design and Construction for the Control of Radon in Marion and Alachua Counties, Florida," (Order No.

PB; Cost: $, subject to change) will be available only from: National Technical Information Service Port Royal Road Springfield, VA Telephone. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, there are nine counties in the state of Florida that exhibit a high risk for radon, or more specifically elevated indoor levels of the deadly gas.

The average screening for the areas is about 2 pCi/L to 4 pCi/L, which is relatively high and indicates a potential abundance of radon.

This means that on average, their radon level is greater than the action level of picocuries per liter (pCi/L) Fortunately there are effective techniques for mitigating radon in an existing house.

When building a new home, radon resistant new construction techniques are more cost effective and efficient at reducing radon. Building Green. Effectiveness of Radon control features in new house construction, South Central Florida [electronic res Effectiveness of radon control features in new house construction [in] south central Florida [microform] Three voyages.

Translated with an introd. and notes by Charles E. Bennett. The Florida Radon Protection Maps were developed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Codes and Standards. You may examine separately the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (Formerly within the Department of Community Affairs) radon protection maps by county for large buildings and for single family homes and duplexes (residences).

#N#Map of Radon Zones in Florida based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data. Back to Radon Zones in the United States. #N#Zone 3 (74 counties) #N#Zone 2 (10 counties) #N#Zone 1 (0 counties) #N#Highest Potential: counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) (red zones).

A draft radon control standard has been developed for new single-family residential construction in Florida. The standard provides for different degrees of radon protection that are proportional to the radon potential range of a building site.

The basis for implementing die standard is a state-wide map that shows whether a site is in a. Radon can be found all over the U.S. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S.

It can get into any type of building - homes, offices, and schools - and result in a high indoor radon on: Millenia Blvd, Orlando,Florida. Model Standards and Techniques for Control of Radon in New Residential Buildings This document is intended to serve as a model for use by the Model Code Organizations, States and other jurisdictions as they develop and adopt building codes, appendices to codes, or standards specifically applicable to their unique local or regional radon control.

The National Radon Action Plan: A Strategy for Saving Lives sets out strategies to drive the changes needed to reduce exposure to radon, a naturally occurring, invisible and odorless gas.

This plan was released by the American Lung Association on November 9, Read the National Radon Action Plan on the American Lung Association’s website here pdf icon [PDF – kb] external icon. Adding radon-resistant features to a new home will typically add between $$ dollars to the cost of the home.

Without these features, a radon problem will generally cost between $ and $ to fix once the house is built. Since the chances are high that a File Size: 61KB. # Use good judgment, there are no magical solutions to radon problems in condos and homes in SW Florida. Typical sub slab depressurization systems are usually not effective because of either construction features or the source of the radon.

Not all indoor radon problems are. florida - epa map of radon zones zone 1 zone 2 zone 3 alachua baker bay brevard broward charlotte citrus clay collier dade de soto dixie duval escambia flagler franklin gadsden glades gulf hardee hendry hernando holmes indian river jackson lake lee leon levy madison manatee marion martin monroe monroe nassau orange osceola palm beach pasco File Size: 22KB.

a new home, it is a good idea to have the house tested for radon before committing to the purchase. • The EPA recommends that action be taken in your home if the radon level results are 4 pico-Curies per liter (pCi/L) or more.

If your home tests above this level, it is smart to run a second test, to confirm the average radon Size: 10KB. cessful for the housing stock and condi- tions represented. In lateresults from a statewide indoor radon survey identified two focal areas of elevated indoor radon in Florida: one in the Bone Valley phosphate mining region of West Central Florida (Polk, Hillsborough, and surrounding counties); and the other in the North Florida Haw- thorn formation region—with the greatest.

Through analysis of the specific construction methods and materials employed in Florida, cost effective techniques were identified and incorporated into construction standards for use in new construction and mitigation of radon in existing construction. Executive SummaryBackgroundThe U.S.

Congress specified in the Safe Drinking Water Amendments of that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shall propose a national primary drinking water regulation for radon by August and finalize the regulation by August The future radon regulation may have a significant impact on public water systems (PWSs) in.

Florida State-Certified Radon Testing. Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you cant see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your familys health. The Surgeon General warns: Test Your Home.

Find a Professional Radon Contractor in Florida Living in Florida is a unique experience, but dangerous levels of radon have been found in all 50 states, so even Florida residents must always check their homes for radon to avoid the risks of lung cancer.

The first step in Florida radon mitigation is to hire a qualified Florida radon mitigation contractor. Get estimates from one or more Florida radon mitigation contractors.

Florida requires these contractors to be licensed. This assures the homeowner that the contractor. Effectiveness of radon control features in new house construction [in] south central Florida [microform] [] Fowler, Charles S. Washington, DC: U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; Springfield, Va.: Available to the public. o Increase of ventilation in the house (more windows, keep windows open, install airbricks, install simple extraction fans, etc.) All new houses including those in radon prone areas should comply with radon levels below Bq.m-3 o Ensure that building materials do not contain elevated radium content leading to elevated radonFile Size: 2MB.

The U.S. average radon-in-air level in single family homes is pCi/L. Indoor radon levels are very important because of the percentage of time we spend indoors. The only way to determine how much radon is in the area is to test for it. The EPA states that any radon exposure carries some risk; no level of radon exposure is always safe.

CHAPTER 9B FLORIDA STANDARD FOR PASSIVE RADON-RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION General.

This standard shall apply to the design and construction of new residential buildings as determined in Section B, for the control of human exposure to radon.

Applicability. Indoor radon reducing building design, material, or construction features that increase the barriers to radon entry and require no mechanical operation, operating costs, or user attention beyond normal home maintenance (such as recaulking floor cracks, etc.).

PERM. Unit of measurement of the water vapor permeance of materials. Radon-resistant new construction (RRNC) typically costs a builder between $ and $ RRNC could cost less than $ if the builder already uses some of the same techniques for moisture control.

For a builder, it is much less expensive to install a radon-resistant system during construction than to go back and fix a radon problem identified. Appendix F: Chapter 9b, Florida Standard for Passive Radon-Resistant New Residential Building Construction.

[for text of this Appendix, see the Florida Building Code, Residential available on-line at ]. Join for free. Read real reviews and see ratings for South Florida, FL Radon Inspectors near you to help you pick the right pro Radon Inspector. F General. This standard shall apply to the design and construction of new residential buildings as determined in Section F, Scope, to enable control of human.

Florida Radon Map. Zone 1 (1): Potential for radon levels above 4 pCi/L according to EPA Zone 2 (2): Potential for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L according to the EPA Zone 3 (3): Lowest EPA level with expected radon levels at or below 2 pCi/L Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended that all households, schools and office spaces test radon levels individually.

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Radon Authority Mitigation and Testing located at Bee Ridge Rd STE C Unit 3, Sarasota, FL We provide radon mitigation system effectiveness and testing products to single family, condominium condos, multi-family apartments and commercial throughout the state of Florida, as well as the United States.

Radon Facts: Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Did you know 1 in 5 homes in Florida has an elevated radon level. Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless, tasteless, and radioactive gas produced from the radioactive decay of radium, found in most soils and earthen construction materials.

Passive radon control feature effectiveness in new house construction in South Central Florida. In: International Radon Symposium. Atlantic City, NJ: American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologies. V to V A few weeks away from closing on a house that we really love & we just received the radon test report with less than favorable results.

The 48 hour test returned results with an average of pCi/L & the comment "The average radon level of pCi/L is below the EPA action threshold of but a voce the 'consideration' level of indicating although NO mitigation is necessary or.

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Contact Us. the Florida Standard For Mitigation of Radon in Existing Buildings, hereinafter referred to as “this standard.” E Intent. E General.

This standard applies to those alter-ations to existing buildings that are implemented to re-duce indoor radon concentrations, in order to enable control of human exposure to indoor radon and its.For more information about Radon, please call us at or read more at the Florida Department of Health Radon web page.

Note: If you desire to remain on this page right click on the link and select Open in new window. Resources. General. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Department of Environmental Protection.(c) The results of measurements of radon gas or radon progeny performed by persons certified under the provisions of this subsection shall be reported to the department and persons contracting for the service.

Upon request, the results of measurements of radon gas or radon progeny which are performed to evaluate the effectiveness of a radon mitigation system shall be reported to the certified.