Distribution of airborne radon-222 concentrations in U.S. homes.

@article{Nero1986DistributionOA,
  title={Distribution of airborne radon-222 concentrations in U.S. homes.},
  author={Anthony V. Nero and Martin Schwehr and William W. Nazaroff and Kenneth L. Revzan},
  journal={Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={234 4779},
  pages={
          992-7
        }
}
Apparently large exposures of the general public to the radioactive decay products of radon-222 present in indoor air have led to systematical appraisal of monitoring data from U.S. single-family homes; several ways of aggregating data were used that take into account differences in sample selection and season of measurements. The resulting distribution of annual-average radon-222 concentrations can be characterized by an arithmetic mean of 1.5 picocurie per liter (55 becquerels per cubic meter… 

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