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Building HVAC Science

Aug 23, 2019

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

George Carlin

Yep, Radon is force of evil.


Pure evil.





But sneaky. It’s deadly over decades.


My good friend Dick Kornbluth joins me to unravel the intricacies of all aspects of Radon – a colorless, odorless, poisonous radioactive gas.


Dick explains how and where radon is formed, how it gets into the air we breathe and the health impact it has on us.


He reveals where the famous 4 picocuries per liter exposure amount comes from, underscoring that there is NO SAFE LEVEL.


The US EPA has a treasure trove of information on Radon at


Dick shares with us his extensive and practical experience in how radon gas moves through a structure, how it is measured and how Radon mitigation systems work along with a note about radon resistant construction.


Dick is very engaged in the home performance world, and believes an improved understanding of Radon is key part of the home performance goals of healthy, more durable and energy efficient homes and buildings.


You can reach Dick at


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