Radon has provided the risk management community with a difficult example of a pollutant that moves through essentially the entire environment and exposes people through inhalation, ingestion and dermal absorption. It is radioactive, and so presents a threat from the radiation it emits. It is an inert gas, meaning it tends not to react chemically with other materials in the environment and, hence, can move easily through soil, air, etc. It is ubiquitous in the soil beneath homes, diffusing up into the home air, and also enters homes through the drinking water (especially when that water has been drawn from wells that are surrounded by rock).
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- Exposure-Response Assessment
Douglas J. Crawford-Brown
- Springer US
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