How to Protect Against Radon Exposure in Homes and Commercial Buildings

Course Number: BD-1009
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Vincent D. Reynolds, P.E., M.B.A.
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Overview

In How to Protect Against Radon Exposure in Homes and Commercial Buildings, you'll learn ...

  • What is Radon and why it is harmful to humans
  • Where Radon is found and how it gets into buildings
  • Radon test methods and acceptance criteria
  • How to lower radon levels in a building

Overview

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Length: 16 pages

Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, can be harmful when exposed to humans. Any exposure to Radon is considered detrimental to human health although levels in excess of 4 pCi/L should be mitigated to acceptable levels. Studies have shown that Radon in the home causes more deaths per year than drowning, falls in home, and home fires combined. Radon can only be discovered through tests because it cannot be seen, smelled or tasted and can therefore be considered an invisible killer.

Elevated levels of Radon can be found in nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. Due to the danger posed, all houses should be tested for elevated levels of Radon. If Radon is deemed a problem at your home or business there are several ways to mitigate the Radon down to acceptable levels.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How Radon is formed
  • The quantities of Radon requiring an immediate reduction
  • How to determine levels of Radon
  • Methods to reduce radon in homes and businesses

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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