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By Raymond H. Johnson

Abstract

As a well established non-profit, professional and trade association, the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) is often sought out for knowledgeable information on radon issues. An AARST position statement on radon has been approved to assist members in responding to inquiries. This statement concludes that: 1) Radon is the largest contributor to radiation dose, 2) Radon is know to cause lung cancer in humans, 3) The U.S. should continue with a radon action level of 4 pCi/L, 4) radon testing is encouraged for all homes in the U.S., 5) Cigarette smokers have a 1-5 to 20 times greater risk from radon exposures than never smokers. 6) The duration of radon exposure should be considered before taking action, 7) Radon in water may contributeto radon in air, and 8) AARST recommends priorities for state and federal radon programs

Topics: mitigation technology, instruments, laboratories, radon chambers, training, testing and mitigation protocols, health
Year: 2013
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