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Title: An improved model for the reconstruction of past radon exposure

Abstract

If the behavior of long-lived radon progeny was well understood, measurements of these could be used in epidemiological studies to estimate past radon exposure. Field measurements were done in a radon-prone area in the Ardennes (Belgium). The surface activity of several glass sheets was measured using detectors that were fixed on indoor glass surfaces. Simultaneously the indoor radon concentration was measured using diffusion chambers. By using Monte Carlo techniques, it could be proven that there is a discrepancy between this data set and the room model calculations, which are normally used to correlate surface activity and past radon exposure. To solve this, a modification of the model is proposed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. Gent (BE)
Sponsoring Org.:
European Communities Programme
OSTI Identifier:
20075781
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Health Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; INDOOR AIR CONTAMINATION; RADIATION MONITORING; RADON; RADIATION DOSES; EPIDEMIOLOGY; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Citation Formats

Cauwels, P., and Poffijn, A. An improved model for the reconstruction of past radon exposure. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00010.
Cauwels, P., & Poffijn, A. An improved model for the reconstruction of past radon exposure. United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00010.
Cauwels, P., and Poffijn, A. Mon . "An improved model for the reconstruction of past radon exposure". United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00010.
@article{osti_20075781,
title = {An improved model for the reconstruction of past radon exposure},
author = {Cauwels, P. and Poffijn, A.},
abstractNote = {If the behavior of long-lived radon progeny was well understood, measurements of these could be used in epidemiological studies to estimate past radon exposure. Field measurements were done in a radon-prone area in the Ardennes (Belgium). The surface activity of several glass sheets was measured using detectors that were fixed on indoor glass surfaces. Simultaneously the indoor radon concentration was measured using diffusion chambers. By using Monte Carlo techniques, it could be proven that there is a discrepancy between this data set and the room model calculations, which are normally used to correlate surface activity and past radon exposure. To solve this, a modification of the model is proposed.},
doi = {10.1097/00004032-200005000-00010},
journal = {Health Physics},
issn = {0017-9078},
number = 5,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}