Office of Air and Radiation (6609J)
EPA 402-R-93-003, June 1993



This document, the Protocols for Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Homes (EPA 402-R-92-003, May 1993), is a guidance document. However, one condition of participation in the Agency's former National Radon Proficiency Program (RPP), was conformance with these protocols. Conformance with its companion document, the Indoor Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Device Protocols (EPA 402-R-92-004, July 1992), was also a condition of participation in the former EPA Proficiency Program.

Together these protocol documents provide the techical support for the Agency's radon policy and guidance to consumers that is contained in, but not limited to, the Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon (EPA 402-R-93-003, March 1993), A Citizen's Guide to Radon (EPA 402-K-92-001), and the Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction (EPA 402-K-92-003, August 1992).

Table of Contents
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Discussion of Guidelines Presented in the Citizen's Guide to Radon
2.1 Introduction and Summary
2.2 Measurement Location
2.3 Initial Measurements
2.4 Follow-Up Measurements
Section 3: Discussion of Guidelines Presented in the Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Options for Real Estate Testing
3.3 Measurement Location
3.4 Measurement Checklist
3.5 Interference-Resistant Testing
Section 4: General Procedural Recommendations
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Initial Client Interview
4.3 Measurement Recommendations
4.4 Quality Assurance in Radon Testing
4.5 Standard Operating Procedures
4.6 Providing Information to Consumers
4.7 Reporting Test Results
4.8 Temporary Risk Reduction Measures
4.9 Recommendations for Mitigation
4.10 Worker Safety
Appendix A: State and EPA Regional Radon Offices
Appendix B: Interpretation of the Results of Simultaneous Measurements

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Created: July 30, 1999