The 1993 International Radon Conference.

Proceedings Table of Contents.

"Communicating the Radon Issue".

Sponsored by:
American Association of Radon
Scientists and Technologists.

September 20-22, 1993
Holiday Inn Denver Southeast
Denver, Colorado

The printed proceedings are available from AARST - call (800) 893-9960 to order. For more information on AARST, visit the AARST Web Page

Table of Contents

Chairman's Welcome

Session I - Communications

The Source of Radon Risk Perceptions for Radon Professionals and the General Public
Raymond H. Johnson, Jr., Key Technology, Inc.

National Civic League's Radon Action Program
The National Civic League, Radon Action Program

Risk Communication Techniques for Dealing with School Officials Facing Radon Reduction Repairs. A Case Study of Two Different Approaches Utilized in New Mexico Schools
Ron Mitchel, State of New Mexico; D.K. Kladder, Colorado Vintage Companies, Inc.

Session I Poster - Communications

Radon Ranger Children's Guide to Radon
Monty Holmes, Intermountain Radon Service

Public Perception of Radon in Colorado
Linda A. Martin, Radiation Control Division, Colorado Department of Health

Toward Resolving the Radon Controversy: A New Approach
K.A. Coleman, DOH-Office of Toxic Substances

Session II - Government Policy

Recent Advances in Environmental Protection Agency's Radon Program
Stephen D. Page, Radon Division, Office of Radiation Indoor Air, U.S. EPA

Measurement Protocols for Radon in Dwellings in Sweden; Thirteen Years of Experience
Lars Mjones, Swedish Radiation Protection Institute

Results of Enforcing OSHA 1910.96
Jim Krueger, Rad Elec Inc.

Cost-Benefit Comparisons of Proposed New Standards for Controlling Radon in New Homes with Retrofit Radon Mitigation Systems in Iowa (Zone 1)
Kenneth D. Wiggers and E. Schmidt; American Radon Services, Ltd.

It's a New Ballgame in the Radon Business or How to Win Friends and Influence Attorneys
Rich Jordan, RAL Inspection Services

Washington State's Radon Prescriptive Construction Standard: The Building Code Process
K.A. Coleman, DOH-Office of Toxic Substances

Radon and the Geographic Information System
K.A. Coleman, DOH-Office of Toxic Substances

Session III Poster - Water Miscellaneous

A Preliminary Study of Temporal Variability of 222Rn in a Private Well Water Supply
Eileen L. Fisher, Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, College of Medicine, Oakdale Campus, University of Iowa

Iowa Survey of Waterbone 222 Rn Concentration in Private Wells
R. William Field and B.C. Kross, Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, College of Medicine, Oakdale Campus, University of Iowa

Operational Evaluation of the Electret Ion Chamber (EIC) Method for Determining Radon-In-Water Concentrations
Gregory J. Budd and C.B. Bentley, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air-Las Vegas

Electret Ion Chamber Method for Continuous Measurement of Concentration of Radon in Water
P. Kotrappa, Rad Elec Inc.; S.K. Dua and P.K. Hopke, Chemistry Department, Clarkson University

Monitoring Radon Levels in Dens of Hibernating Bears
A. Russel Hagler, GMI Engineering & Management Institute; Bruno E. Sabels, R.E.M., Incorporated

The Forgotten Side of the Exposure Model: Use of Autobiographical Memory in Retrieval of Personal Mobility Patterns
Chris Peterson Brus, B.C. Kross, and C.F. Lynch, University of Iowa Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

Session IV - Geology

The Correlation Between Bedrock Geology and Indoor Radon: Where it Works and Where it Doesn't-Some

Examples from the Eastern United States
Linda C.S. Gundersen, U.S. Geological Survey

Comparison of Soil Profile Characteristics and Radon Potential with Soil Gas Radon Along Hillslope Transects in Southeastern Wisconsin
P.M. Jacobs and M.G. Mudrey, Jr., Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey; C.V.

Weiffenbach, Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Radiation Protection Section; D.M. Mickelson, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Using Heat Flow Measurements to Estimate and Verify the Total Radon Hazard Potential of Granites, Southeastern United States
J. Alexander Speer, G. T. Bertwell, K.W. Hoff, and T.J. Douglas, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University

Bedrock Geologic Controls on Radon Abundance in Domestic Well Water, Conifer, Colorado
David Frishman, W.C. Day, P.F. Folger, R.B. Wanty, and P.H. Briggs, U.S. Geological Survey; E. Poeter, Colorado School of Mines

Radon Distribution on the Island of Guam and Correlations to Surficial Geologies and Deposition Models
James Burkhart, Physics Department, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; D.L. Kladder,

Colorado Vintage Companies, Inc.; F. Castro and J. Techaira, Guam Environmental Protection Agency

Elevated Indoor Radon Associated with Soils Developed on Pleistocene Limestones in Tropical and Subtropical Latitudes
James K. Otton and S. Asher-Bolinder, U.S. Geological Survey

The Radon Emanation Coefficient: An Important Tool for Geologic Radon Potential Estimations
R. Randall Schumann, U.S. Geological Survey

Radon Sources and Emanation in Granitic Soil and Saprolite
Harold Wollenberg and S. Flexser, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; G. Brimhall and C. Lewis, University of California

Behavior of Radon Progeny Near Outdoor Surfaces in Contrasting Terrains
S.D. Schery, P.T. Wasiolek, and Y. Li, Atmospheric Radioactivity Group, New Mexico Tech

Modeling Radon Sources and Ingress

Session IV Poster - Geology

Compilation of Radon Levels Found in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1992 and 1993
Barbara Matz, RDS, NM

Geologic Control of Radon in the Greater Atlanta Region, Georgia
L. Scott Ranger, Radon Detection Systems - Georgia

A Predictive Model for Determining Indoor Radon Levels in Northeastern Ohio
C.R. Singler, E.C. Abram, and I.U. Khawaja, Department of Geology, Toungstown State University

Geologic Mapping for Radon-Hazard Potential in Utah
Barry J. Solomon and B.D. Black, Utah Geological Survey; D.L Finerfrock and J. Hultquist

Soil Gas Radon Potential of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: Houghton and Marquette Counties
Julie A. Vulcani and J.R. Wood, Department of Geological Engineering, Geology and Geophysics, Michigan Technological University

Session V - Measurement

Quality Assurance in Radon Testing: Practice Meets Theory
Melinda Ronca-Battista; Bill Brodhead, WPB Enterprises

Intercomparison of Two Systems for Continuous Measurement of Radon-Flux Density

D.T. Kendrick and G.H. Langner, Jr., U.S. Department of Energy, Grand Junction Projects Office, RUST Geotech Inc.; M.S. Gadd and T.B. Borak, Department of Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University

NIST Traceable Radon Calibration System for Calibrating True Integrating Radon Monitors - E-PERM
P. Kotrappa and L.R. Stieff, Rad Elec Inc.

Performance Evaluation and Myths Regarding Radon Analysis Via E-PERMS: Actual Field Test Data
Michael A. Ferraro, Radon Detection Systems

Radon Measurements at the FEMP
L. Tomczak, R. Daniels, C. Dennis, H. Glassey, W. Lohner, E. Ray, and J. Selasky, Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation

A Comparison of the Response of Alpha Track Detector Exposed in Various Radon Calibration Chambers
Mark R. Salasky, Landauer, Inc.

Session V Poster - Measurement

Intercomparison and Intercalibration of Passive/Active Radon and Active Radon Progeny Instruments and Methods in North America
Andreas C. George, Environmental Measurements Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Indoor Radon Concentration Variability and Radon Measurement Variations
A.G. Scott, American Atcon Inc.

A Study of Radon Adsorption on Activated Carbon as A Function of Temperature
Stephen I. Shefsky, D. Rose, and C.G. Parsons, NITON Corporation

Thoron Progeny Measurements at the Camden County Radiation Sites
Colleen A. Ranney, Camp Dresser & MdKee Inc.; G.C. Braun, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy

Analysis of Hair for Polonium-210 Alpha-Particle Emissions
Glenn I. Lykken and H.A. Alkhatib, University of North Dakota, Physics Department

How is Radon Measurement Doing?
Bruno E. Sabels, Radon QC

Design and Operational Features of a Passive Environmental Radon and Radiation Background Monitoring System, "RaDome"
R.W. Ramsey and N. Bredhoff, Radon Testing Corporation of America

Remote Controlled Continuous Radon Gas Monitor
Stephen I. Shefsky, NITON Corporation

Detecting Real Estate-Related Radon Test Tampering: The Advantage of the High-End Active Instruments
Keith S. Fimian

Multiparameter CRM Radon Monitoring and Interactive Analysis How to Improve Our Understanding of the Radon Problem
Volker Genrich and B. Sabels, AlphaGUARD Inc.

Can You Find Hot Houses by Radon Decay Product Screening?
David Saum and H. Rector, GEOMET Technologies

Session VI - Mitigation

Use of Sealed Membrane Systems in Conjunction with Passively Ventilated Crawl Spaces in Homes in Cold Climates
Gil Paben, Aspen Construction; A. Drennen, Drennen Custom Contracting; D.L. Kladder, Colorado Vintage Companies, Inc.

Radon Remediation of Dwellings with Suspended Timber Floors: Experimental Work at the BRE Test Site and Field Experience
Paul Welsh, M. Woolliscroft, and K. Cliff, Building Research Establishment

Sub-Slab Diagnostics
John W. Anderson, Jr., Quality Conservation

Cost Effectiveness of Radon Resistant Construction Using a Wood Foundation Wall
William F. Huston, Department of Building Science, Auburn University

The Development and Implementation of Radon protective Measures in New UK Dwellings
Chris Scivyer, Building Research Establishment

Failure Models for Residential Passive Stack Radon Control Systems
David Saum, Infiltec; A.B. Craig, EPA-ORD

Design and Development of a Pressure Sensitive HVAC Unbalanced Pressurization Controller (HUPC) System for Minimizing Indoor Radon Concentrations in Slab-On-Grade Structures
Kaiss K. Al-Ahmady and D.E. Hintenlang, Department of Nuclear Engineering Sciences, University of Florida; A. Kozik and P. Oppenheim, M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction, University of Florida

A Preliminary Computational Investigation of Radon Reduction Strategies in a Large Building
Lixing Gu and M.V. Swami, Florida Solar Energy Center

Initial Results from Follow-Up of New Jersey Homes Mitigated for Radon
Bill Brodhead, M. Clarkin, and T. Brennan

Wind and Barometric Pressure Effects on Radon in Two Mitigated Houses
James G. Rigby and D.D. La Pointe, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno

EPA Radon Mitigation Standards a Status Report
David M. Murane, USEPA, Radon Division

A Comparison of Radon-In-Water Mitigation Systems
Sygmunt F. Dembek and A.J. Siniscalchi, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Addiction Services, Radon Program; A.W. Hantman and P.A. Gracki, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Addiction Services, Bureau of Laboratory Services

Session VI Poster - Mitigation

Measurements and Analysis of the Transport of Radon Through Concrete Samples
Kevin J. Renken and R. Rosenberg, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Radon Research Laboratory

A Comparison of the Characteristics of Class II Low Voltage Fans to Standard 110 Volt Fans for Use in Radon Reduction Systems
Steven R. Jelinek, Colorado Vintage Companies, Inc.

Radon Mitigation System Failure Detection Devices
Kenneth D. Wiggers, American Radon Services, Ltd.

Pressure Field Extension Using a Pressure Washer (New Jersey DEPE Sponsored Project Innovative Mitigation Research Award)
Bill Brodhead, WPB Enterprises, Inc.

Designs for New Residential HAC Systems to Achieve Radon and Other Soil Gas Reduction
Timothy M. Dyess, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Energy Engineering Research

Activated Carbon Radon Adsorption for Buildings
Joseph T. Foldyna, Boise, ID; S.F. Schwilling, Meridian, ID

The Use of Low Level Exhaust Mitigation Systems for Health and Aesthetics Reasons
Charles H. Wagner, Trendsetter Properties, Inc.

Failure Models for Residential Passive Stack Radon Control Systems
David Saum, GEOMET Technologies

Session VII - Transport

Radon Contamination of Residential Structures: Mitigation Strategies and " The Weather Effect"
Richard L. Hoffman, Illinois Central College

Measurements of Soil Permeability, Pressure Fields, and Radon Distributions in EPA's Soil-Gas Chamber
Ronald B. Mosley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory

Flow Rates into Buildings with Timber Floors, Theory and Experiment
Andrew Cripps, Building Research Establishment

Radon Migration Through Multi-Storied Personal Care Boarding Homes
Diane DeMars, City and County of Denver, Department of Public Health, Environmental Protection Division

Proceedings tables of content for International Radon Symposiums in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996 are available on the Web.

This page was created for AARST by , of Infiltec and was last updated on May 21, 2000.