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Publications on Radon in Ohio and Related Topics
Akkala, A., Devabhaktuni, V., Kumar, A. and Bhatt, D., 2011, "Development of an ANN interpolation scheme for estimating missing radon concentrations in Ohio", The Open Environmental & Biological Monitoring Journal, vol. 4, p. 21-30.Duval, J.S., 1985, "Aerial Radiometric Contour Maps of Surface Concentrations of Uranium, Pottasium and Thorium in Ohio - Map A, Surface Concentration of Uranium," U.S. Geological Survey, Geophysical Investigation Series, Map GP-968.
Gall, I. K., R. W. Ritzi, A. D. Baldwin, P. D. Pushkar, C. K. Carney and J. F. Talnagi, 1995, "The Correlation Between Bedrock Uranium and Dissolved Radon in Ground Water of a Fractured Carbonate Aquifer in Southwestern Ohio," Ground Water, vol. 33, no. 2, p. 197-206.
Harrell, J.A. and A. Kumar, 1988, "Radon Hazards Associated with Outcrops of the Devonian Ohio Shale," Technical report submitted to the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, 164 p.
Harrell, J.A. and A. Kumar, 1989, "Multivariate Stepwise Regression Analysis of Indoor Radon Data from Ohio, U.S.A.," Journal of Official Statistics, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 409-420.
Harrell, J.A., M.E. Belsito and A. Kumar, 1991, "Radon Hazards Associated with Outcrops of Ohio Shale in Ohio," Environmental Geology and Water Sciences, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 17-26.
Harrell, J.A., J.P. McKenna and A. Kumar, 1993, "Geological Controls on Indoor Radon in Ohio," Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey, Report of Investigations No. 144, 36 p.
Heydinger, A.G., A. Kumar and J.A. Harrell, 1991, "Development of an Indoor Radon Information System for Database Management (IRISDAT)," Environmental Software, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 194-201.
Hoover, K.V., 1956, "Prospecting for Uranium in Ohio," Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey, Educational Leaflet No. 1, p. 5-7.
Khawaja, I.U., E.C. Abram and C.R. Singler, 1989, "Indoor Radon Research in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, Ohio," Technical report submitted to the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, 117 p.
Kumar, A., A.G. Heydinger and J.A. Harrell, 1990, "Development of an Indoor Radon Information System for Ohio and Its Application in the Study of Geology of Radon in Ohio," Technical report submitted to the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, 201 p.
Kumar, A., Velagapudi, S., Nimmatoori, P., Kadiyala, A. and Manthena, D.V., 2012, "Analysis of Indoor Radon Mitigation Systems in Ohio, USA", Radon: Properties, Applications and Health Hazards, ISBN: 978-1-62100-177-5, (in press).
Manthena, D. V., Kadiyala, A. and Kumar, A., 2009, "Interpolation of Radon Concentrations Using GIS Based Kriging and Cokriging Techniques", Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, vol 28, no. 4, p. 487- 492.
Manthena, D. V., Kumar, A. and Kadiyala, A., 2011, "Development of an Approach to Predict Radon Gas Concentrations for Unmeasured Zip Codes Using GIS Based Interpolation Techniques", Advances in Mathematics Research, vol. 15, no. 2, p. 47-76.
Schumann, R.R., 1993, "Geologic Radon Potential of the Glaciated Upper Midwest"; in 'Proceedings: The 1992 International Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology, vol. 2, Symposium Oral Papers - Technical Sessions VII-XII': U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report no. EPA-600/R-93/083b, p. 8.33-8.49.
Smith, G.W. and R.H. Mapes, 1989, "Radon Hazards Associated with Glacial Deposits in Ohio," Technical report submitted to the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, 177 p.
University Theses on Radon in Ohio
Agarwal, S., 1991, An analysis of indoor radon levels and its associated risk for the state of Ohio: MS thesis, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
Akkari, J. E., 1989, Indoor radon measurements for houses associated with outcrops of the Ohio black shale: MS thesis, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
Darr, R. L., 1990, A reconnaissance survey of radon concentrations associated with glacial sediments in 13 Ohio counties: MS thesis, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
Gall, I. K.,1993, The correlation between bedrock uranium and dissolved radon in ground water of a fractured carbonate aquifer in southwestern Ohio: MS thesies, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Garrett, G. R., 1989, Lineament distribution in southwest Ohio - an integrated study combining digitally enhanced landsat, aerial photograph, and soil radon techniques: MS thesis, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
Ghahremani, D. T., 1984, Radon prospecting for hydrocarbons - potential strategy for Devonian shale gas in N.E. Ohio: PhD dissertation, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
Hinkel, R. J., 1989, Some physical links to radon concentrations in glaciated regions of Ohio: MS thesis, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
Hume, D., 1991, Relationship of photogeological lineaments and fracture traces in the Ohio Shale (Devonian) to radon gas occurrences in ground water in parts of Erie and Huron counties, Ohio: MS thesis, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
Martin, J. T., Jr., 1995, The correlation between solid-phase radium and dissolved radon in a fractured carbonate aquifer in southwestern Ohio: MS thesis, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Merrill, E. A., 1995, Evaluation of exposure to radon levels in relation to climatic conditions at a superfund site: MS thesis, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH.
McKenna, J., 1991, Geology of radon in Ohio: MS thesis, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
Muller, B., 1992, Geology and radon gas in ground water in parts of Delaware, Franklin and Morrow counties, Ohio: MS thesis, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
Rosenberg, M. L., 1990, The orientation and character of fractures at Carter Park in Bowling Green, Ohio, through the use of radon, magnetic, and seismic methods: MS thesis, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
Rossen, J., 1987, A study of radon contamination in homes in the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area: MS thesis, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Stewart, R., 1993, Geology and radon gas in ground water in parts of Crawford, Marion and Morrow counties, Ohio: MS thesis, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
Sud, A., 1998, Update and analysis of a residential radon database for the State of Ohio: MS thesis, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
Walsh, T., 1990, Radon gas in the ground water of the Bellefontaine Outlier area, Logan, Hardin, Champaign and Union counties, Ohio: MS thesis, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
Ward, J., 1990, A radon survey of single family dwellings in Athens County, Ohio: MS thesis, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
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Publications of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
In addition to being available on the US EPA website, single copies may be obtained by calling the Ohio Department of Health at 1-800-523-4439.
"A Citizen's Guide to Radon" , EPA no. 402-K-07-009, revised May 2007.
Provides a general overview of all facets of the radon problem, including radon entry points, testing, reduction, and health risks.
"A Radon Guide for Tenants" , [EPA no. 402-K-98-004,1996.]
Covers the same range of topics as the "Citizen's Guide" but is specifically aimed at people who rent an apartment or house and so includes information on their legal rights.
"Buying a New Home" (1998), EPA no. 402-F-98-008.
Provides introductory, basic information on radon reduction techniques in the construction of new homes.
"Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction" , EPA no. 402-K-06-094, revised December 2006.]
Describes the common methods of radon reduction, and provides estimates of costs and advice on selecting a contractor.
"EPA's Map of Radon Zones" , [EPA no. 402-F-93-013.]
Shows levels of indoor radon across Ohio.
"Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon" , [EPA no. 402-K-06-093, November 2006.]
Covers the same range of topics as the "Citizen's Guide" above but provides a more detailed treatment.
"Indoor Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Device Protocols" (1992), EPA no. 402-R-92-004.
A technical guidance providing detailed information on the devices used to measure indoor radon.
"Model Standards and Techniques for Control of Radon in New Residential Buildings" (1994), EPA no. 402-R-94-009
Offers guidance to government agencies in establishing radon building codes.
"Protocols for Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Homes" (1993), EPA no. 402-R-92-003.
A technical guidance providing detailed information on the best sampling procedures for measuring radon inside homes.
"Radon - A Physician's Guide" (1993), EPA no. 402-K-93-008.
Provides essentially the same overview of the radon problem as the "Citizen's Guide" above but goes into more detail on the health effects of radon.
"Radon in Schools" (1994), EPA no. 402-F-94-009.
Provides an introduction to the radon problem and stresses those topics of concern to teachers and parents.
"Radon Measurements in Schools" (1993), EPA no. 402-R-92-014.
Provides detailed information on how to test for radon in schools and interpret the results.
EPA recommends the Standard Practice for Installing Radon Mitigation Systems in Existing Low-Rise Residential Buildings* for residential radon mitigation [EPA 402-K-03-007.]
This voluntary, consensus-based standard was developed and issued by the American Society for Testing and Materials International, and is identified as ASTM E-2121.
"Radon Prevention in the Design and Construction of Schools and Other Large Buildings" (1994), EPA no. 625-R-92-016.
Provides comprehensive information on the radon reduction techniques for new construction.
"Radon Reduction Techniques for Existing Detached Houses - Technical Guidance" , [EPA no. 625/R-93-011, October 1993.]
Provides detailed instructions on how to radon-proof existing houses using the sub-slab depressurization method and its variants.
"Reducing Radon in Schools: A Team Approach" (1994), EPA no. 402-R-94-008.
Covers the same kinds of topics as "Radon Measurements in Schools" but with an emphasis on radon reduction.
"Technical Support Document for the 1992 Citizen's Guide to Radon" (1992), EPA no. 400-R-92-001.
Provides the detailed technical information on which the
simplified treatment in the "Citizen's Guide" is based.
"The Geology of Radon" by J.K. Otton, L.C.S. Gunderson and R.R. Schumann (1993), U.S. Geological Survey, no. 1993-0-356-733.
Provides a general overview of geologic sources of radon
in the United States. This free publication is available from the U.S.
World Wide Web Sites for Radon
National Radon Safety Board web site.
NEHA Radon Proficiency Program.
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