Characterization of radon levels in indoor air

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The purpose is to describe the different types of monitoring and sampling techniques that can determine the radiation burden of the general public from radon and its decay products. This is accomplished by measuring the range and distribution of radon and radon decay products through broad surveys using simple and convenient integrating monitoring instruments. For in-depth studies of the behavior of radon decay products and calculation of the radiation dose to the lung, fewer and more intensive and complex measurements of the particle size distribution and respiratory deposition of the radon decay products are required. For diagnostic purposes, the paper ... continued below

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George, A.C. January 1, 1982.

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The purpose is to describe the different types of monitoring and sampling techniques that can determine the radiation burden of the general public from radon and its decay products. This is accomplished by measuring the range and distribution of radon and radon decay products through broad surveys using simple and convenient integrating monitoring instruments. For in-depth studies of the behavior of radon decay products and calculation of the radiation dose to the lung, fewer and more intensive and complex measurements of the particle size distribution and respiratory deposition of the radon decay products are required. For diagnostic purposes, the paper describes measurement techniques of the sources and exhalation rate of radon and the air exchange inside buildings. Measurement results form several studies conducted in ordinary buildings in different geographical areas of the United States, using the described monitoring techniques, indicate that the occupants of these buildings are exposed to radon and radon decay product concentrations, varying by as much as a factor of 20.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 75. annual meeting on the Air Pollution Control Association, New Orleans, LA, USA, 20 Jun 1982

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  • Other: DE83008743
  • Report No.: CONF-820627-16
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6437894
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1210826

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George, A.C. Characterization of radon levels in indoor air, article, January 1, 1982; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1210826/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.