iPHA Community Meet Up, "MORPH: Monitoring of Radon in Passive Houses" by Barry McCarron, PHAI - online


Mon 29 Jun 2020 21:00 – 22:00

Title: "MORPH: Monitoring of Radon in Passive Houses"

Presenter: Barry McCarron, Chair of the Passive House Association Ireland and coordinator of the Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies pavilion (CREST). Barry is currently completing a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast investigating the Passivhaus standard's influence on indoor radon concentrations. 

Time: 9pm CEST

MORPH: Monitoring of Radon in Passive Houses

The typical person living in industrial countries spends approximately 90% of their time indoors, of all the indoor pollutants that can accumulate in a home, radon is among the most concerning. The World Health Organisation has identified radon as a known human carcinogen and has reported a wealth of biological and epidemiological evidence connecting radon exposure and lung cancer. Monitoring indoor radon is of fundamental importance, and this research should be of interest to the Passive house community considering the current narrative and debate in many countries in understanding of the effect of increasing energy performance standards and the role of increased airtightness and mechanical ventilation.

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