Learn mitigation techniques from someone who's done it!
Testing for radon levels in the air is not enough to save lives because radon can also be found in water. Waterborne radon gas that enters a home from a well, shower, or faucet is just as dangerous as its airborne counterpart. Accordingly, the systems to remove high levels of radon in water are completely different than those typically used to reduce airborne radon levels in buildings.
In this one-day course, experienced radon mitigation professional Matthew Koch will teach you how water absorbs radon from the soil and how radon-contaminated water enters the air. Most importantly, you will explore methods to measure radon levels in water and learn how to remove radon when appropriate in order to keep people safe.
- Standards and regulations
- Science of radon and radionuclides
- Radionuclides in groundwater – including information specific to radium and uranium in well water
- Testing well water - types of tests and methodology
- Conditions that impact mitigation options
- Radon in air mitigation
- Radon in water mitigation methods
- Radionuclides in water mitigation methods – reverse osmosis, ion exchange
There will also be two presentations specific to Wake County:
- Occurrence of radionuclides in well water in Wake County
- Wake County testing recommendations for private wells
Come and learn about this often underrated threat!
About the Instructor: Matthew Koch
With nearly two decades of experience performing home inspections and improving indoor air quality, Matthew Koch is an expert in installing radon mitigation systems. Member, speaker, and board member of organizations like the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) and the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), he is passionate about protecting communities from the preventable health risks associated with unchecked radon.
This course is being presented in partnership with the North Carolina Radiation Protection Section and Wake County, NC.