Measurement and apportionment of radon source terms for modeling indoor environments
This research has two main goals; (1) to quantify mechanisms for radon entry into homes of different types and to determine the fraction of indoor radon attributable to each source and (2) to model and calculate the dose (and therefore alpha particle fluence) to cells in the human and animal tracheobronchial tree that is pertinent to induction of bronchogenic carcinoma from inhaled radon daughters. The dosimetry has been extended to include organs other than the lung.
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- New York Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Environmental Medicine
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- DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
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- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; INHALATION; HOUSES; RADIATION MONITORING; RADON; DOSE RATES; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; CARCINOMAS; DOSIMETRY; PROGRESS REPORT; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIATION PROTECTION; BUILDINGS; DISEASES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; INTAKE; ISOTOPES; MONITORING; NEOPLASMS; NONMETALS; RARE GASES 320107* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Systems-- (1987-); 540230 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 552000 -- Public Health; 560150 -- Radiation Effects on Animals; 540130 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)
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