Assessment and Mitigation of Indoor Radon Problem: A Case Book for Radon Professionals

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Radon is a highly radioactive gas and a waste product of nuclear reactors. Radon is also carcinogenic for this reason and can be linked to the incidence of lung cancer in non smoking individuals who ...
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Radon Statistics & Maps for Zip Code Areas in Counties of Ohio

Pp. 87-275 (189)

Ashok Kumar and Akhil Kadiyala

Abstract

This chapter provides detailed information regarding the 222Rn problem in each of the 88 counties in Ohio by using the GIS based 222Rn GM concentration maps and computing different statistical metrics. The geospatial and statistical analyses are examined at a county level in great detail for all the available 88 counties in Ohio that assists in accurately assessing the radon problem in Ohio at a more microscopic level in reference to a specific location.

Keywords:

Radon, radon in Ohio, ORIS, GIS, geospatial radon maps, radon statistical metrics, WHO-USEPA radon map for Ohio counties, USEPA radon map for Ohio counties, 2 pCi/L breakdown radon map for Ohio counties, number of radon homes tested statistics, minimum radon concentration statistics, maximum radon concentration statistics, arithmetic mean radon concentration statistics, geometric mean radon concentration statistics, standard deviation in radon measurements statistics, coefficient of variation in radon measurements statistics, median radon concentration statistics, first quartile radon concentration statistics, third quartile radon concentration statistics, radon assessment in individual Ohio counties.

Affiliation:

Department of Civil Engineering The University of Toledo Toledo, OH 43606 USA.