The application of radon reduction strategies and approaches—known as radon mitigation—is a new, specialized field within the home-building industry, as well as the subject of much ongoing research and development activity. Because it is virtually impossible to completely free the indoor environment of radon, the goal of radon mitigation is to reduce radon in the indoor environment as much as possible. Using currently developed methods, it is possible to get substantial indoor radon reductions, often to the 4 pCi L−1 (0.02 WL, or 148 Bq m−3) level recently suggested as guidance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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