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Residential radon in Finland: sources, variation, modelling and dose comparisons

Abstract

The study deals with sources of indoor radon in Finland, seasonal variations in radon concentration, the effect of house construction and ventilation and also with the radiation dose from indoor radon and terrestrial gamma radiation. The results are based on radon measurements in approximately 4000 dwellings and on air exchange measurements in 250 dwellings as well as on model calculations. The results confirm that convective soil air flow is by far the most important source of indoor radon in Finnish low-rise residential housing. (97 refs., 61 figs., 30 tabs.).
Authors:
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1995
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
STUK-A-124
Reference Number:
SCA: 560101; 540130; 540230; PA: AIX-27:010826; EDB-96:040714; NTS-96:013159; SN: 96001539169
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: The thesis includes also nine previous publications by author.; TH: Thesis (D. Tech.).; PBD: Sep 1995
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; FINLAND; RADON; HOUSES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; BUILDING MATERIALS; INDOOR AIR CONTAMINATION; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION PROTECTION; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; SOILS
OSTI ID:
180825
Research Organizations:
Finnish Centre for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (STUK), Helsinki (Finland); Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Espoo (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE96612037; ISBN 951-712-060-5; TRN: FI9500183010826
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE96612037
Submitting Site:
FIN
Size:
163 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Arvela, H. Residential radon in Finland: sources, variation, modelling and dose comparisons. Finland: N. p., 1995. Web.
Arvela, H. Residential radon in Finland: sources, variation, modelling and dose comparisons. Finland.
Arvela, H. 1995. "Residential radon in Finland: sources, variation, modelling and dose comparisons." Finland.
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title = {Residential radon in Finland: sources, variation, modelling and dose comparisons}
author = {Arvela, H}
abstractNote = {The study deals with sources of indoor radon in Finland, seasonal variations in radon concentration, the effect of house construction and ventilation and also with the radiation dose from indoor radon and terrestrial gamma radiation. The results are based on radon measurements in approximately 4000 dwellings and on air exchange measurements in 250 dwellings as well as on model calculations. The results confirm that convective soil air flow is by far the most important source of indoor radon in Finnish low-rise residential housing. (97 refs., 61 figs., 30 tabs.).}
place = {Finland}
year = {1995}
month = {Sep}
}