Environmental Radon

  • C. Richard Cothern
  • James E. SmithJr.

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. C. Richard Cothern
    Pages 1-29
  3. C. Richard Cothern
    Pages 31-58
  4. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown, Jacqueline Michel
    Pages 59-80
  5. Jacqueline Michel
    Pages 81-130
  6. Geoffrey G. Eichholz
    Pages 131-172
  7. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown
    Pages 173-213
  8. Fred T. Cross
    Pages 215-248
  9. Judith E. Cook, Daniel J. Egan Jr.
    Pages 249-272
  10. William A. Mills, Daniel J. Egan Jr.
    Pages 273-295
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 297-363

About this book


This volume is intended for the professional who is a newcomer to the area of environmental radon. It marks the first time that chapters on these subjects have been brought together in a single volume, and it is arranged so that anyone with some basic university-level chemistry and physics can develop a clear understanding of the different aspects involved. The volume is intended to serve as a supplementary textbook in public health, environmental, and health physics courses. It also can be used by the professional to get "up to speed" in this rapidly evolving field. The chapters are not necessarily a discussion of the latest research in this fast-moving field, but are intended to bring the reader to a level at which he can easily understand the current literature. At the back of this volume the reader will find the references for the individual chapters, a general list of reading materials, a glossary, an appendix describing the equations for radioactive decay for a series of progeny, a table of often used conversion factors, and the addresses and brief biographies of the authors and editors. Both historical and SI (International System) units are used throughout the book to provide information for the widest range of readers. Thanks go to Tom Hess for the idea for this volume and to Jessica Barron for help in editing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. Richard Cothern
    • 1
  • James E. SmithJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of the Administrator (A101F)U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA
  2. 2.Center for Research Information, Office of Research and DevelopmentU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCincinnatiUSA

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