ABSTRACTThis “living” manual is a compilation of facts, figures, tables and other information pertinent and useful to the radon practitioner, some of which can be otherwise difficult to find. It is envisioned as a useful addition to one’s desk and radon library. This reference manual is also intended to be a “living” document, where its users may supply additional information to the editors for incorporation in revisions as well as updates to this document on-line. Topics contained within the current version include radon chemistry and physics, radon units, radon fans, epidemiology, ambient radon, diagnostics, dosimetry, history, lung cancer, radon in workplace and radon statistics. In some cases motivations and explanations to the information are given. References are included.
This reference manual is a compilation of facts, figures, tables and information on various aspects of radon science. It is hoped that this manual may prove useful to federal and state employees, groups such as AARST and CRCPD, and industry.
There are numerous other reference manuals that have been produced on the various aspects of radon science; however, we hope that this manual will have a more “applied” use to all of the various radon practitioners who may use it.
Many of the snippets on the various pages are highlights from referenced sources. The snippet will obviously only provide one with the briefest of information. To learn more about that item go to the reference and read the whole paper.
It is our intent to continually update this manual with the help of all those mentioned above. Especially helpful would be remarks, comments and additions to the manual from anyone inclined to help. Please forward any contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors who will act as editors reserve all editorial rights.