Synopsis: In this one-day course, you will learn how water absorbs radon from the soil and how radon-contaminated water enters the air. Most importantly, you will explore methods to measure radon levels in water and how to remove radon when appropriate in order to keep people safe.
Start Time: Monday, December 2, 2019 9:00 AM
End Time: Monday, December 2, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Wake County Commons Building
City, State, Country: Raleigh, NC US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Eastern Regional Radon Training Center at Rutgers
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Joe Canzano
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7317
Additional Information:

Testing for radon levels in the air is not enough to save lives because radon can also be found in water. Waterborne radon gas that enters a home from a well, shower, or faucet is just as dangerous as its airborne counterpart. Accordingly, the systems to remove high levels of radon in water are completely different than those typically used to reduce airborne radon levels in buildings.

Topics to be covered in this course include:

  • Data and complexities of radon and other radionuclides in well water in Wake County
  • Health impacts of radon and other radionuclides in water
  • How are tests for radon and other radionuclides in water conducted?
  • What are the methods for mitigating/addressing radon and other radionuclides in water?
  • What should be the expected cost of mitigating radon and radionuclides in water?

Come and learn about this often underrated threat!

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public