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Risk Assessment of Radon in Drinking Water.

Author: National Research Council Staff
Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The Safe Drinking Water Act directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate drinking-water quality, including setting a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for radon, an acknowledged carcinogen, to restrict the exposure of the public.
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Staff, National Research Council.
Risk Assessment of Radon in Drinking Water.
Washington : National Academies Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council Staff
ISBN: 9780309524742 0309524741 0309062926 9780309062923
OCLC Number: 923257137
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: ""Front Matter""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Public Summary""; ""Executive Summary""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Baseline Information on Indoor Radon and Radon in Water in the United States""; ""3 Transfer of Radon from Water to Indoor Air""; ""4 Dosimetry of Ingested Radon and its Associated Risk""; ""5 Dosimetry of Inhaled Radon and its Associated Risk""; ""6 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Radon-Induced Carcinogenesis""; ""7 Defining Key Variabilities and Uncertainties""; ""8 Mitigation""; ""9 Multimedia Approach to Risk Reduction""; ""10 Research Recommendations""; ""References"" ""Glossary""""A Behavior of Radon and its Decay Product in the Body""; ""B A Model for Diffusion of Radon Through the Stomach Wall""; ""C Water-Mitigation Techniques""; ""D Risks Associated with Disinfection By-products Formed by Water Chlorination Related to Trihalomethanes (THMs)""; ""E Gamma Radiation Dose From Granular-Activated Carbon (GAC) Water Treatment Units""; ""F EPA Approach to Analyzing Uncertainty and Variability""; ""Index""

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Presents information about the total inhalation and ingestion risks posed by radon in public drinking water. Reflecting research and analysis mandated by 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water  Read more...

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