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Tuesday, October 2 • 1:55pm - 2:15pm
Science & Research: Investigation Radon Decay Products: Case Studies and Review of Key Scientific Literature

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Investigating Radon Decay Products: CASE STUDIES and review of key Scientific Literature
Lisa Gregory, PhD
Independent Research
Leonardtown, Maryland
Alpha radiation from radon decay products (RDPs) is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The relationship between RDP working level (WL) and radon concentration was investigated in several high radon environments where standard mitigation techniques are not feasible. By increasing air circulation through non-invasive methods, a decrease in RDP WL was observed. However, it was discovered that existing conditions within the study areas were already maintaining RDPs well below 0.02 WL. As RDPs are a notable health hazard and there exists locations where radon mitigation is impractical, further studies are needed to examine the effectiveness of long-term RDP mitigation techniques and to verify the equilibrium factors. In conjunction with this case study, a literature review of key research investigating RDPs is presented to help increase RDP awareness.

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Lisa Gregory

Lisa Gregory, MS, Ph.D. earned her Doctorate in Zoology from the University of Florida in 2002 and has published several peer reviewed papers in the field of stress physiology. Now a professional environmental consultant, Dr. Gregory has overseen multiple teams of scientists/engineers/technicians... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:55pm - 2:15pm EDT