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Radon in buildings proceedings of a Roundtable Discussion of Radon in Buildings held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, June 15, 1979 by Roundtable Discussion of Radon in Buildings (1979 National Bureau of Standards)

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Published by The Bureau, for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Radon -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Radioactive pollution -- Congresses.

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Statementedited by R. Collé, Preston E. McNall, Jr. ; organized by National Bureau of Standards.
SeriesNBS special publication ;, 581, NBS special publication ;, 581.
ContributionsCollé, R., McNall, Preston E., United States. National Bureau of Standards.
LC ClassificationsQC100 .U57 no. 581, TD885.5.R33 .U57 no. 581
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 77 p. :
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4236031M
LC Control Number80600069

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