6000 Radon in Your Water | UGA Cooperative Extension
Circular 858-16
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Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas formed from the decay of uranium and radium found in geologic deposits. Exposure to radon gas most commonly occurs through elevated levels in home air. However, in Georgia and neighboring states there is a lesser, though still significant, risk of exposure to radon dissolved in drinking water. This circular addresses the issues on its occurrence, human exposure pathways, testing, interpretations, and remediation strategies.


Status and Revision History
Published on Dec 19, 2015

Faculty
Uttam K. Saha Program Coordinator, Agricultural & Environmental Services Lab (AESL) Gabrielle Walters Radon Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences Dana R. Lynch County Extension Agent, Northeast District Jake Mowrer Research Professional III, Agricultural & Environmental Services Lab (AESL) Leticia S Sonon Ph.D Director, Agricultural & Environmental Services Lab (AESL) Pamela Turner Associate Professor & Extension Housing Specialist, Family & Consumer Sciences
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