"Like Joe Lstiburek says, you can make all the models you want; in the end, the real world scenarios will tell you what really happens in the built environment. How someone can say that crawlspace encapsulation will create problems and not solve them…"
"You don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows and you don't need to be a forensic industrial hygienist to know when your crawlspace is drier, cleaner, and smells better. Thanks for bringing some common sense to an…"
"Thanks CC....so, from an abjectly ignorant non-scientist's view the question that is 'begged' is this. Does the alpha radiation from the bananas, wine, beer, etc. decay into potentially damaging charged particles?"
"As you point out Caoimhin, radon is not the health issue...it's the progeny, yes? Mr. Macy's article never refers to the progeny, only to the radon. Isn't he using 'red herring' argumentation? I hope he made it out of the…"
"Is all Alpha radiation equal insofar as it's capacity to damage human tissue?
Does the Alpha radiation of the banana and other household items to which you refer degrade into Polonium 218 and create the risk for double strand DNA damage…"
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New York is increasing its energy standards and is investigating the possibility of implementing the Passive House Standard for new construction and retrofit projects. Interviewee: Ken Levenson, with NY Passive House Assoc and 475.