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A review of the cost effectiveness of radon mitigation in domestic properties in Northamptonshire

Denman, A. R. and Phillips, P. S. (1998) A review of the cost effectiveness of radon mitigation in domestic properties in Northamptonshire. Journal of Radiological Protection. 18(2), pp. 119-124. 0952-4746.

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Abstract: The costs of remedial work, and the radon level reduction achieved, have been studied in a series of domestic properties in Northamptonshire, which is a radon affected area. The cost-effectiveness of the series is similar to published theoretical estimates for proposed national remediation programmes, and five times more effective than our similar analysis for the National Health Service workplace, if it is assumed that 100% of householders discovering levels above 300 Bq m-3 implement remediation. In practice, in the UK, far fewer of those who arrange an initial radon test proceed to remediation, but this domestic programme could be cost effective if more than 5% carry out remediation. Our series confirms that a considerable number of householders with radon levels in the 200 to 300 Bq m-3 range do not seek or implement remediation work.
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1247.R33 Toxicology. Radon
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD885.5 Radon pollution
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH6014 Environmental engineering of buildings. Sanitary engineering of buildings
Creators: Denman, Anthony R and Phillips, Paul S
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Environment
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Research into Sustainable Wastes Management
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Science and Technology (2010-2016)
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Research Centres > Environment Research Group
Date: June 1998
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 119-124
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Radiological Protection
Volume: 18
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 0952-4746
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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