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Assessment of potential radiological health effects from radon in natural gas

Raymond H. Johnson

Assessment of potential radiological health effects from radon in natural gas

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Published by United States. Environmental Protection Agency, Radiation Programs Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radon -- Physiological effect.,
  • Radiation -- Safety measures.,
  • Natural gas -- Physiological effect.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRaymond H. Johnson, Jr.... [et al.]. --
    SeriesEPA-520/1-73-004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 60p. :
    Number of Pages60
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14115897M

    Radon is a chemical element with the symbol Rn and atomic number It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble occurs naturally in minute quantities as an intermediate step in the normal radioactive decay chains through which thorium and uranium slowly decay into lead and various other short-lived radioactive elements. Radon itself is the immediate decay product of radium. Health effects of exposure to radon / Committee on Health Risks of Exposure to Radon, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council. p. cm. — (BEIR ; 6) Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Radon—Health aspects. 2. Radon—Toxicology. 3. Radon—Physiological effect. 4. Radiation.


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Assessment of potential radiological health effects from radon in natural gas by Raymond H. Johnson Download PDF EPUB FB2

CONCLUSIONS The conclusions that can be drawn from this evaluation of potential radiological health effects from radon in natural gas are as follows: (a) The use of natural gas containing radon for average exposure conditions does not contribute significantly to lung cancer deaths in.

Assessment of potential radiological health effects from radon in natural gas. Washington: United States. Environmental Protection Agency, Radiation Programs Office, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors.

Assessment of potential radiological population health effects from radon in liquefied petroleum gas Paperback – January 1, by Thomas F. Gesell (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Thomas F.

Gesell. @article{osti_, title = {Assessment of potential radiological population health effects from radon in liquefied petroleum gas}, author = {Gesell, T F and Johnson, Jr, R H and Bernhardt, D E}, abstractNote = {Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) contains varying amounts of radon which becomes dispersed within homes when LPG is used in unvented appliances.

Radon decays to alpha. CONCLUSIONS The conclusions from this assessment of potential radiological health effects from radon in liquefied petroleum gas are summarized as follows: (a) The use of LPG containing radon in average homes with unvented kitchen ranges and space heaters does not contribute to lung cancer incidence in the United States.

Purpose: Radon is natural radioactive noble gas that can be found in soil, water, outdoor and indoor air. Exposure to radon accounts for more that 50% of the annual effective dose of natural. To estimate the health effects of radon in natural gas three factors must be addressed.

One, the concentration of radon at the natural gas wellhead. Two, transport from the wellhead to the household. And, three, the dilution of incoming radon in the home.

The first step is to calculate the initial source term, the concentration of radon at the. Johnson RH, Bernhardt DE, Nelson NS, Calley HW () Assessment of potential radiological health effects from radon in natural gas, environmental protection agency (EPA) Google Scholar 7.

Gogolak CV () Review of Rn in natural gas produced from unconventional sources, environmental measurements laboratory, United States. Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs) are present in human radiation environment. In recent years, considerable attention has been paid to radon, which is a natural, colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive noble gas.

Three are the main naturally occurring isotopes of radon, Rn, Rn, and Rn. Elevated levels of radon in homes were not recognized as a potential public health threat until the mid’s.

Stanley Watras, a worker at the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant located in eastern Pennsylvania, set off a radiation detector upon entering the nuclear power plant. Radon gas can damage cells in your lungs, which can lead to cancer.

Radon is responsible for ab lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, though it usually takes 5 to 25 years to. Assessment of potential radiological population health effects from radon in liquefied petroleum gas.

Washington: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, (OCoLC) A smoker who is also exposed to radon has a much higher risk of lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates.

Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for. When you breathe in radon, it gets into the lining of your lungs and gives off radiation. Over a long time, that can damage the cells there and lead to lung cancer.

Radon is the second biggest. Health Effects of Radon High radon exposure is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer.

Radon is a noble gas (reactive compound), and is quickly exhaled after being breathed in. Radon progeny (decayed products) combined with other air molecules, such as dust particles and smoke, can be deposited in the airway of the lungs and become. The radiological risk assessment for radon gas was also calculated based on the annual exposure dose, effective dose equivalent, radon exhalation rates and fatal cancer risk.

The continuous radon monitor Sun Nuclear model was used to measure the radon concentration emanates. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground and into the home through cracks in floors, walls and foundations.

It can also be. HEALTH EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO RADON Radon is a carcinogen designated by the World Health Organization and is the second-leading cause of lung cancer following smoking. The results showed that radon concentration was significantly higher in dwellings supplied with natural gas, where it was versus Bqm-3 in dwelling not supplied with natural gas (P.

Radon produces a radioactive dust in the air we breathe. The dust is trapped in our airways and emits radiation that damages the inside of our lungs. This damage, like the damage caused by smoking, increases our risk of lung cancer. How can I reduce my risk. Radiation exposure from radon is indirect.

The health hazard from radon does not come primarily from radon itself, but rather from the radioactive products formed in the decay of radon.

The general effects of radon to the human body are caused by its radioactivity and consequent risk of radiation-induced cancer. Lung cancer is the only observed consequence of high concentration radon exposures; both human.

Assessment of Potential Radiological Health Effects from Radon in Natural Gas U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Creator) Published by BiblioGov (). naturally occurring radiation is from indoor radon. Since radon gas emits alpha. particles, inhaling it can cause cancer.

Radon can seep into buildings from the ground through cracks and other openings in floors or walls. Accumulated radon in buildings can pose a health hazard.

Radon causes an estima lung cancer deaths each year. The. Natural sources of ionizing radiation include radioactive elements that are naturally in our body.

For example, a very small fraction of the potassium in our bodies is radioactive. Radon, however, is a natural radioactive gas found in rock formations that can release higher levels of radiation that can pose health risks. The book ”Radionuclides: Properties, Behavior and Potential Health Effects” is a comprehensive overview of some information on radiation in the environment and human exposure to radioactivity.

This book highlights the sources, properties, behaviors, and biological and ecological effects of radioactivity from both natural and anthropogenic.

Assessment of Potential Radiological Health Effects from Radon in Natural Gas. EPA/, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C. 60. Radon Group are still operating (while complying with social distancing guidelines).

If you have radon detectors that are due for return and are able to return them safely, please continue to do so. Alternatively, radon detectors record reliably for up to 12 months, so please keep them in position until you are able to safely send them back to us.

Breathing radon does not cause any short-term health effects such as shortness of breath, coughing, headaches, or fever. Inthe National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR VI) Report, "The Health Effects of Exposure to Indoor Radon." The study reviewed and evaluated data from many prior.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as the decay product of isotopes of radon are radioactive, but the two radon isotopes radon and radon are very important from radiation protection point of view. Source: JANIS (Java-based Nuclear Data Information Software); ENDF/B-VII RadonThe radon isotope is a natural decay product.

It has been known for about years that radon occurs in natural gas (van der Heijde); and the potential health impacts of this occurrence have been investigated by severalauthors, including a major study by the U.S.

EPA (Johnson et al. The EPA studyestimated that the overall average concentration of radon at the wellhead is 37 pCi/L. Assessment of potential radiological health effects from radon in natural gas / Raymond H. Johnson, Jr.

[et al.]. Measurements of radon gas ( Rn) in the environmental are important to assess indoor air quality and to study the potential risk to human health. Generally known that exposure to radon is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

The environmental radon concentration depends on the Ra concentration, indoor atmosphere, cracking on rocks and building materials. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It’s found in soil, rock, and even water as the breakdown of uranium. When uranium is broken down, it's released into the air and can build up.

Radon is a ubiquitous noble gas arising from decay of radium normally present in the earth's crust. Alpha radiation from inhaled short-lived daughters of radon readily irradiates human bronchial epithelium, and there is now good evidence of excess risk of lung cancer in underground miners exposed to higher concentrations.

Health Canada investigates the potential health effects to the Canadian population from exposure to indoor thoron gas in addition to indoor radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas generated by the decay of uranium and thorium bearing minerals in rocks and soils.

Radon has been identified as the second leading cause of lung. Radon gas is also extracted along with the natural gas. Radioactive Concentration The natural radiation of the Earth, generally not a cause for concern, is called background radiation.

So the DEP started looking into whether natural gas could be responsible for these higher radon levels. Bob Lewis, the state’s chief radon officer, conducted tests at more than 30 wellheads in different parts of the state.

The agency did similar sampling at natural gas. Radiological Health / Radon Find information about Radioactive Materials Licenses and Equipment or Radiologic Technologist’s Registrations during the COVID 19 Emergency Declaration.

Check for radon when buying a home, after doing major renovations, every two years if there is a radon mitigation system installed or every five years otherwise.

Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. Radon forms naturally when uranium, radium and thorium break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes.

Breathing in radon can cause health problems. Qualified staff (e.g., RSO, health physicist) to provide oversight and responsibility for radiation protection policies and procedures.; ALARA stands for As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).It is a guiding principle in radiation protection used to eliminate radiation doses that have no direct benefit.

A dosimetry program in which personal exposure monitoring is conducted, as required by. NATURAL. NORM. RADON: (EPA) have studied the potential health risk from exposure to radon gas.

Inthe National Academy of Sciences (NAS) published a study of the potential health risks of exposure to radon. Sincea substantial number of studies have appeared in the scientific literature. As a result, the NAS is currently taking.The ‘indicative atlas’, which shows the worst-case radon potential for each 1 km grid square is freely available on the UKradon website.

All types of indoor workplace including factories, warehouses, offices, shops, schools, hotels, nursing homes, residential care homes and health centres can have high radon. Radon is a natural radioactive gas present in all soils (Cothern and Smith, for radon risk assessment the objective is to estimate an average indoor radon concentration in an administrative area, they illustrate the importance of including the possible adverse health effects of radon exposure in the definition of Radon Priority Areas.