MidAtlantic States Radiation Conference September 19 2018 Targeted Survey leads to HIGH HOMES Denise Bleiler Radiation Protection Program Supervisor Patrick McDonnell Secretary Tom Wolf Governor ID: 730883 Download Presentation
Mid-Atlantic States Radiation Conference. September 19, 2018. Targeted Survey. leads to HIGH HOMES. Denise Bleiler. Radiation Protection Program Supervisor . Patrick McDonnell, Secretary. Tom Wolf, Governor.
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PA DEP/BRP, Radon Division
Mid-Atlantic States Radiation ConferenceSeptember 19, 2018Targeted Survey leads to HIGH HOMESDenise BleilerRadiation Protection Program Supervisor
Patrick McDonnell, Secretary
Tom Wolf, GovernorSlide2
High Development data
Rn-222 Characteristics, Implications
Naturally Occurring- Occurs in all soil and rocks, worldwide.Colorless, odorless, tasteless- Out of sight, out of mind.Gas- Provides for transport and mobility.
Half-life- ~ Four daysRadioactive- Carcinogenic property, increases risk of Lung Cancer
PA Basement Avg.: 7.0 pCi/LPA First Floor Avg.: 3.5 pCi/L
DEP/BRP Radon DivisionSlide5
Radon Basics in Perspective
previous and ongoingLehigh, Berks, York, Clearfield, Lancaster, Montgomery, Chester, Lackawanna, Potter, Luzerne, Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Bucks, ….These surveys are used to increase awareness in higher risk areas.Radon Data
DEP/BRP Radon DivisionSlide7
29457%Tests analyzed (to date)24383%* Figures current as of May 15, 2015