Johns Hopkins Study Links Radon Level Rise to Uptick in Fracking

April 10, 2015 4:40 AM

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Radon levels are usually assessed during a property sale. Much of the study data came from those records. The researchers evaluated associations of radon concentrations with geology, water source, season, weather, community type and other factors.

On average, houses and other buildings in the study using well water had a 21 percent higher concentration of radon than those using municipal water. Houses and buildings located in rural and suburban townships, where most of the gas wells are located, had a 39 percent higher concentration of radon ...

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