Radon was recognized as a potential public health threat in the United States more than 30 years ago. To understand and effectively deal with radon, one needs to understand the physics of radon, its health effects, measurement techniques and protocols, the extent of its occurrence in the United States, mitigation principles and practices, and legislative and regulatory actions.
Manual 15 addresses these areas and provides a well-rounded look at the radon issue. Ten peer-reviewed chapters include:
Radon -- A Multifaceted Environmental Problem: An Overview
Radon and the Natural Environment
Health Effects of Radon
Measurement Methods and Instrumentation
Radon Measurement Protocols
Geology and Occurrence
Radon Control Strategies
EPA's Strategy to Reduce Risk of Radon
Current and Future Perspectives.