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Tuesday, October 2 • 8:25am - 8:45am
Science & Research: Risk Estimates for Airborne and Waterborne Radon

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Douglas Mose, Professor of Chemistry(ret)
George Mason University, Fairfax VA 22030  U.S.A.
A 3-year radon and health study was conducted using approximately 2000 occupied homes in VA, MD and DC over approximately 1000 square miles. Seasonal alpha-detectors and weekly charcoal detectors were used for indoor-radon measurements, with EPERMs used for drinking water. Home occupants provided the home location (radon vs. geology comparisons), home characteristics (radon vs. basement construction, size, HVAC system, water supply, etc.) and cancer experiences of family members (radon and time vs. cancer types). Higher indoor-radon tends to be in homes over sandy soil and acidic (granitic) soil, and in homes with larger basements, concrete block construction, heat pump HVAC systems, dry sump-pump crocks, etc.; while soft-tissue cancers (leukemia, brain, breast, liver, kidney) were more common in homes with waterborne radon above 2000 pCi/L. No correlation was found between waterborne radon and indoor radon, indoor radon and season-of-year, indoor radon and lung cancer, and drinking water radon and stomach cancer.

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Douglas Mose

Science Teacher (1970-2015) at George Mason University in VA, Brooklyn College in NY, University ofKansas, Germanna Community College in VA, Preston International University, Center for Basic andApplied Science in VA. Research Publications in Scientific Journals (1975-2010) on Radioactivity... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:25am - 8:45am EDT