Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 13:43:13 -0400
Reply-To: RAITHEM <RAITHEM@WESTAT.COM>
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From: RAITHEM <RAITHEM@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Radon testing
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Alfred Barron posted the following:
>I just received a lab report measuring the
>mean radon content of my house (basement)
>as 2.3 pCi / liters.
>Can someone explain this to me ? Is it safe ?
>How often should these measurements be taken ?
Alfred, when I need to have the SAS System for Information Delivery interpret my
Radon lab report results, I use PROC RADONRPT. Here's how I would approach this
1 = 'Very Safe'
2 = 'Fairly Safe'
3 = 'Marginal'
4 = 'Unsafe'
5 = 'Dont go down to the basement'
6 = 'Get out of the house now!'
7 = 'Your home glows in the dark'
measure = 2.3;
scale = 'pci/liters';
proc radonrpt data=myresult explain=yes howoften=yes;
var = measure;
reference = scale;
output out=recommend.text format=$safety longwinded=yes;
Alfred, armed with the results of PROC RADONRPT, you should be able to determine
whether to build a rec-room in your basement, or to encase it in lead and
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect
those of my organization or my associates.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance."
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Aint I a stinker! -- Bugs Bunny