U.S. Geological Survey - The Geology of Radon


Suggested Reading

General References (these texts or similar materials are available from your regional EPA office)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,

Technical References (these articles or similar materials may be available in large regional reference libraries or from specific sources, as indicated. Of particular interest to the serious student are the periodicals Radon Protection Dosimetry, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Health Physics, which contain many technical articles on this subject.)

Cothern, C.R. and Smith, J.E., Jr., eds., 1987, Environmental radon: New York, Plenum Plubishing Corp., 378 p.

Duval, J.S., Riggle, F.B., Jones, W.J. and Pitkin, J.A., 1980, Equivalent uranium map of the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-478, scale 1:2,500,000.

Gundersen, L.C.S., Reimer, G.M., Wiggs, C.R., and Rice, C.A., 1988, Map showing radon potential of rocks and soils in Montgomery County, Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2043, scale 1:48,000.

Marikos, M.A., and Hansman, R.H., eds., 1988, Geologic causes of natural radionuclide anomalies: Proceedings of the GEORAD Converence, April 23-22, 1987, St. Louis, Missouri: Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Special Pub. 4, 186 p.

Nazaroff, W.W., and Nero, A.V., Jr., Eds., 1988, Radon and its decay products in indoor air: New York, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 518 p.

Nielson, K.K., Rogers, V.C., and Gee, G.W., 1984, Diffusion of radon through soils: a pore distribution modes: Soil Science Society of America Journal, V. 48, no. 3, p. 482-487.

Otton, J.K., Schumann, R.R., Owen, D.E., Thurman, Nelson, and Duval, J.S., 1988, Map showing radon potential of rocks and soils in fairfax County, Virginia: U.S. Geological survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2047, scale 1:62,500.

Sachs, H.M., Hernandez, T.L., and Ring, J.W., 1982, Regional geology and radon variability in buildings: Environment International, v. 8, no. 1-6, p. 97-103.

Schuman, R.R., and Owen, D.E., 1988, Relationships between Geology, equivalent uranium concentration, and radon in soil gas, Firfax County, virginia: U.S. Geological survey Open-File Report 88-18, 28p.

Sextro, R.G., Moed, B.A., Nazaroff, W.W., Revzan, K.L., and Nero, A.V., 1987, Investigations of soil as a source of indoor radon, in Hopke, P.K., ed., Radon and its decay products; Occurrance, properties and helalth effects: Washington, Am. Chemical society Symposium Series 331, p. 10-29.

Tanner, A.B., 1980, Radon migration in the ground: a supplementary review, in Gessell, T.F., and Lowder, W.M., eds., Natural Radiation Environment III: Springfield, NTIS, U.S.Department of Energy Report CONF-780422, v. 1, p. 5-56.

Tanner, A.B., 1986, Indoor radon and its sources: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-222, 6 p.



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