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 Problem in the State of Ohio, USA

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Ashok Kumar and Akhil Kadiyala


This chapter provides extensive details on the problem of radon in Ohio, USA by developing and analyzing the associated geospatial maps and statistical metrics. The geospatial and statistical analyses are examined at both the county level and the zip code level to have a thorough understanding of the radon problem that assists in accurately assessing the radon problem in reference to a specific location.


Radon, radon in Ohio, Ohio shale, ORIS, GIS, geospatial radon maps, radon statistical metrics, USEPA action limit for radon, WHO action limit for radon, 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 distributions in Ohio counties and zip codes.


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