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Tuesday, October 2 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Break: POSTERS Using a Radon Detector to Validate Radon-potential Maps and Assess Radon in Groundwater

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Posters are set in Hampton from Monday AM through the close on Wednesday. Presenters are scheduled to be present to discuss their Poster at the scheduled time.

Using a Radon Detector to Validate Radon-Potential Maps and Assess Radon in Groundwater
Bethany Overfield1*, Amanda Wiggins2, Mary Kay Rayens2, William Andrews Jr.1, Angela Fox2, and Ellen J. Hahn2
1Kentucky Geological Survey
2University of Kentucky College of Nursing, BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments)
Lexington, KY, USA
 A team of geologists, nurses, statisticians, and health educators collaborated to create lay-friendly, county-level maps showing varying radon potential using the novel concept of danger to non-technically communicate risk. The maps were created in 2016 by correlating observed radon values from short-term residential test kits with rock types, and have been widely circulated in the state in an attempt to create awareness and increase residential radon testing. We are in process of validating the radon-potential maps in the field using a portable laboratory grade electronic radon detector. We are taking real-time radon measurements with a soil-gas probe to help identify specific geologic units that are prone to high radon production. Data will be used to complement the maps in areas with little data. We will present preliminary data on radon in groundwater using water attachments from the radon detector

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Renee Fox

Health Educator and Program Coordinator, University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Renee Fox is the Program Coordinator for the University of Kentucky – College of Nursing’s BREATHE Radon Policy Division, providing health education and direction for all radon initiatives. Her expertise includes health education, communications and marketing. Renee received her... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am EDT

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