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Long-term radon concentrations estimated from 210Po embedded in glass

Health Physics

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Abstract

Measured surface-alpha activity on glass exposed in radon chambers and houses has a linear correlation to the integrated radon exposure. Experimental results in chambers and houses have been obtained on glass exposed to radon concentrations between 100 Bq m-3 and 9 MBq m-3 for periods of a few days to several years. Theoretical calculations support the experimental results through a model that predicts the fractions of airborne activity that deposit and become embedded or adsorbed. The combination of measured activity and calculated embedded fraction for a given deposition environment can be applied to most indoor areas and produces a better estimate for lifetime radon exposure than estimates based on short-term indoor radon measurements.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Long-term radon concentrations estimated from 210Po embedded in glass
Series title:
Health Physics
Volume
64
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Health Physics
First page:
485
Last page:
490