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[cdn-nucl-l] Fw: Living with RADON
When I was in the mine, the radon concentration was maintained at ~1700
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patricia Lewis" <email@example.com>
To: "Muckerheide, James" <jimm@WPI.EDU>; <rad-sci-l@WPI.EDU>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 11:13 AM
Subject: Living with RADON
> For a trial period, I am renting a Radon Detector/Monitor - the
> RS500. The RadStar is a continuous read monitor with printer. So far,
> piece of equipment offered by "RadonAway" out of Ward Hill MA is rather
> nifty and easy to use - unlike the Pylon AB5. I am testing various areas
> the Radon Mine. I will also be doing some side-by-side testing to see how
> it measures up to the charcoal canisters (which were neck and neck with
> AB5) that I've used these last many years.
> Once the test period (up to 64 readings in the interval of one's
> of 24 hours was through I printed the 1-hour intervals. While testing our
> home dining room I was surprised to find that over a 24 hour period radon
> readings reached a high of 32.47 and a low of 8.33 pC/l of air. Only 7 of
> those readings fell below 10.71. Average reading over 24 hours was 16.45
> pC/l of air. We've lived here since 1994. (Note to Philippe: we missed
> adding this exposure to my annual exposure!). Who says "trailer homes"
> no radon.
> We'll continue to test throughout the year and in various areas.
> I can hardly wait to get the RadStar underground this coming week.
> pat lewis