Concentrations of Rn-222 and Rn-220 in indoor air
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Radon (Rn-222) and thoron (Rn-220) were surveyed in indoor air of 15 public buildings and 10 homes in Slovenia in November 2004 by exposing Rn-Tn discriminative etched track detectors. The following ranges of the activity concentration were obtained for public buildings: 98-2680 Bq m(-3) for C-Rn, 19-1330 Bq m(-3) for C-Tn and 0.11-0.72 for the C-Tn/C-Rn ratio. In homes, the C-Rn range was 12-374 Bq m(-3) and all C-Tn values, except one of 29 Bq m(-3), were below the detection limit of 10 Bq m-3. Monthly effective doses in public buildings due to Rn (E-Rn) and Tn (E-Tn) were in the ranges 0.05-1.45 mSv and 0.01-0.47 mSv, respectively, and in homes, 0.018-0.548 and 0.009-0.095 mSv, respectively. The E-Tn/E-Rn ratio in public buildings was in the range 0.07-0.47.
Кључне речи:radon (Rn-222) / thoron (Rn-220) / indoor air / effective dose estimate / radon-prone area
Извор:Acta Chimica Slovenica, 2008, 55, 1, 160-165
ISSN: 1318-0207 (print)