AARST - American
Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, a professional
association for those engaged in the research, testing,
measurement and remediation of radon.
Center for Environmental Research
and Technology - Provides certification and continuing
education classes that meet National Radon Proficiency Program.
Located in Colorado Springs, CO.
Eastern Regional Radon
Training Center - Provides training in the health risks posed
by radon gas and the methods of radon measurement and mitigation
in residential, institutional, and commercial environments.
on Indoor Radon - Complete publications list, descriptions and
links. Informative EPA Guides for citizens, consumers, home buyers
and sellers, physicians, and tenants. Radon prevention in
construction, schools. Measurement protocols. Links to regional
- Pennsylvania company providing radon certification training,
radon measurement and mitigation courses and radon instrument
calibration courses. Also offers granite radiation testing
Works: Radon - Informative article about how radon forms and
why it is so dangerous. Comparison of radon test devices. Useful
Indoor Air - Radon -
US EPA information resources and links about this gas, its health
effects, and its control.
Environmental Management - Informative primer on radon, its
progeny, measurement and risks. Extensive information on
radioactivity and radiation, exposure and risks.
Natural Radioactivity - The Radiation Information Network
(Idaho State U). Primordial, cosmogenic and man-made radiation
sources. Radon accounts for 56% of the total effective dose to
people in the US. Radioactivity in soil, building materials, and
Radon Gas Kills
- Educational site about radon, an invisible and odorless gas that
increases your risk of developing lung cancer.
Radon Guide: Introduction
to Radon - Comprehensive guide to radon in the home provided
by a firm of consultants in Northern Ireland.
Radon Localizer -
Dedicated to radon awareness, a novel radon localizing technique
and advice on radon.
- A chart listing all of the decay products of radon gas in their
order of appearance. Atomic mass, atomic numbers and the energy in
MeV of the released alpha radiation.
of Columbia University and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. -
Uses information about location of home, and house construction,
to suggest whether or not to test for radon.
Radon: The Invisible Intruder - Report from the Office of New
York State Attorney General on the dangers of radon, testing, tips
on reducing radon and selecting a contractor. [PDF]
Residential Radon and Lung Cancer Study - The latest and most
substantial study ever on the link between radon and lung cancer
(May, 2000) proves that residential radon causes cancer even at
the low levels in homes. At the EPA's 4 pCi/L action limit, the
lung cancer risk to women increases by 50%.
of Radon in Drinking Water - The National Academy of Sciences
report (1999) compares the risks of radon in air and water. Full
report can be read online, or purchased.
UIC - Radiation and
Life - Illustrated primer on radiation all around us. Origins
and types of radiation. Ionising, cosmic, background and man-made
radiation. Radon contributes 48% of the radiation dose to people
in Australia. Uranium Information Center, 1998.
Uranium 238 Decay
Chain - Short primer on U238 decay through radon to stable
lead, radioactive half times of elements. Chart of the decay chain
with half times and alpha or beta radiation.
The Deadliest Metal - A detailed paper on uranium, its
radioactive products, mining, and radiation risks to people issued
by the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (1992). The
health risks even at the low radon levels in homes.
Radon Information - U.S. Geological Survey site on radon in
earth, air and water. Site resources include educational
information on radon, and multiple maps on the geologic and
geographic occurrence of radon in the United States.
Radon Month - Press release from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency introducing National Radon Action
Month. (December 9, 2008)