Introduction to Radon & Health Risk
The Fundamentals of Radon & Radioactivity
Radon Occurrence & Behavior
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Chapter 4 Overview

This unit provides basic information on radon and radon decay product (RDP) measurement.

Chapter 4 Video Part 1

Chapter 4 Video Part 2

Chapter 4 Video Part 3

Chapter Outline

  • Chapter 4: Radon Measurement
    • Chapter Overview
    • Measurement Units
    • Conducting Radon Measurements
      • When to Test
      • Measurement Duration
      • Measurement Methods
      • Residential Measurement Protocols
      • Non-Interference Methods
      • Post-Mitigation Testing
      • New Construction Testing
      • Diagnostic Measurements
      • Brief Intro Non-Residential Radon Measurements
    • Measurement Devices
      • Time Integrating
      • Continuous
      • Working Level
    • Factors Affecting Radon Measurements
      • Equilibrium Ratio
      • Dynamic Equilibrium
      • Secular Equilibrium
      • Diurnal Cycles
    • Data Analysis and Interpretation
    • Reporting and Documentation
      • Reports to Client
      • Documentation and Record Keeping
    • Radon in Water Measurement – Supplemental Material

Chapter Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of a radon measurement service provider
  • Define the three measurement units of radon & their calculations
  • Describe the difference between Radon vs. Radon Decay Product Measurement
  • Outline the four categories of radon measurements
  • Identify the four measurement options (duration)
  • Summarize the three measurement methods
  • Explain the three types of measurement lengths
  • Identify the four types of passive measurement devices
  • Identify the three types of active measurement devices
  • Identify the measurement devices used for grab sampling
  • Identify closed building conditions
  • Identify the four important considerations in “counting” radon
  • Identify interference-resistant features on some measurement devices
  • Identify interference prevention/detection methods and protocol
  • List the typical water sampling methods.
  • Identify the two methods of analyzing collected water samples.
  • Name at least one pro and one con for each water sampling method.
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