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Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Progeny Concentrations in High Thoron Rural Serbia Environments

Žunić, Zora S.; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Veselinović, Nenad; Mishra, R.; Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.; Sapra, B. K.; Ishikawa, Tetsuo; Omori, Y.; Ćurguz, Zoran; Bossew, Peter; Udovicic, V.; Ramola, R. C.

(2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Mishra, R.
AU  - Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.
AU  - Sapra, B. K.
AU  - Ishikawa, Tetsuo
AU  - Omori, Y.
AU  - Ćurguz, Zoran
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Udovicic, V.
AU  - Ramola, R. C.
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7195
AB  - This article deals with the variation of radon (Rn), thoron (Tn) and their progeny concentrations expressed in terms of equilibrium equivalent concentrations (EERC and EETC), in 40 houses, in four villages of Sokobanja municipality, Southern Serbia. Two types of passive detectors were used: (1) discriminative radon-thoron detector for simultaneous Rn and Tn gases measurements and (2) direct Tn and Rn progeny sensors (DRPS/DTPS) for measuring Rn and Tn progeny concentrations. Detectors were exposed simultaneously for a single period of 12 months. Variations of Tn and EETC appear higher than those of Rn and EERC. Analysis of the spatial variation of the measured concentrations is also reported. This work is part of a wider survey of Rn, Tn and their progeny concentrations in indoor environments throughout the Balkan region started in 2011 year.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Progeny Concentrations in High Thoron Rural Serbia Environments
VL  - 177
IS  - 1-2
SP  - 36
EP  - 39
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncx167
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žunić, Zora S. and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Veselinović, Nenad and Mishra, R. and Yarmoshenko, Ilia V. and Sapra, B. K. and Ishikawa, Tetsuo and Omori, Y. and Ćurguz, Zoran and Bossew, Peter and Udovicic, V. and Ramola, R. C.",
year = "2017",
abstract = "This article deals with the variation of radon (Rn), thoron (Tn) and their progeny concentrations expressed in terms of equilibrium equivalent concentrations (EERC and EETC), in 40 houses, in four villages of Sokobanja municipality, Southern Serbia. Two types of passive detectors were used: (1) discriminative radon-thoron detector for simultaneous Rn and Tn gases measurements and (2) direct Tn and Rn progeny sensors (DRPS/DTPS) for measuring Rn and Tn progeny concentrations. Detectors were exposed simultaneously for a single period of 12 months. Variations of Tn and EETC appear higher than those of Rn and EERC. Analysis of the spatial variation of the measured concentrations is also reported. This work is part of a wider survey of Rn, Tn and their progeny concentrations in indoor environments throughout the Balkan region started in 2011 year.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Progeny Concentrations in High Thoron Rural Serbia Environments",
volume = "177",
number = "1-2",
pages = "36-39",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncx167"
}
Žunić, Z. S., Stojanovska, Z. A., Veselinović, N., Mishra, R., Yarmoshenko, I. V., Sapra, B. K., Ishikawa, T., Omori, Y., Ćurguz, Z., Bossew, P., Udovicic, V.,& Ramola, R. C.. (2017). Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Progeny Concentrations in High Thoron Rural Serbia Environments. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 177(1-2), 36-39.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncx167
Žunić ZS, Stojanovska ZA, Veselinović N, Mishra R, Yarmoshenko IV, Sapra BK, Ishikawa T, Omori Y, Ćurguz Z, Bossew P, Udovicic V, Ramola RC. Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Progeny Concentrations in High Thoron Rural Serbia Environments. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2017;177(1-2):36-39.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncx167 .
Žunić, Zora S., Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Veselinović, Nenad, Mishra, R., Yarmoshenko, Ilia V., Sapra, B. K., Ishikawa, Tetsuo, Omori, Y., Ćurguz, Zoran, Bossew, Peter, Udovicic, V., Ramola, R. C., "Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Progeny Concentrations in High Thoron Rural Serbia Environments" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 177, no. 1-2 (2017):36-39,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncx167 . .
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The relation between radon in schools and in dwellings: A case study in a rural region of Southern Serbia

Žunić, Zora S.; Bossew, Peter; Bochicchio, F.; Veselinović, Nenad; Carpentieri, C.; Venoso, G.; Antignani, S.; Simovic, R.; Ćurguz, Zoran; Udovicic, V.; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Tollefsen, T.

(2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Bochicchio, F.
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Carpentieri, C.
AU  - Venoso, G.
AU  - Antignani, S.
AU  - Simovic, R.
AU  - Ćurguz, Zoran
AU  - Udovicic, V.
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Tollefsen, T.
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1402
AB  - Recognized as a significant health hazard, radon (Rn) has been given increasing attention for years. Surveys of different kinds have been performed in many countries to assess the intensity and the geographical extent of possible Rn problems. Common surveys cover mainly dwellings, the indoor place with highest occupancy, and schools, where people spend a large fraction of their lifetime and which can also be considered exemplary for Rn exposure at workplaces; it has however been observed that relating them is difficult. It was unclear whether residential Rn at a location, or in a region, can be predicted by Rn at a school of that location, or vice versa. To current knowledge, no general rule seems applicable, as few models to describe the relationship between Rn in dwellings and in schools have been developed. In Southern Serbia, a Rn survey in a predominantly rural region was based on measurements in primary schools. The question arose whether or to which degree the results can be considered as indicative or even representative for residential Rn concentrations. To answer the question an additional survey of indoor Rn concentrations in dwellings was initiated, designed and performed in Sokobanja district in 2010-2012 in a manner to be able to detect a relationship if it exists. In the study region, 108 dwellings in 12 villages and towns were selected, with one primary school each. In this paper, we investigate how a relation between Rn in schools and dwellings could be identified and quantified, by developing a model and using experimental data from both the above main and additional surveys. The key criterion is the hypothesis that the relation dwellings schools, if it exists, is stronger for dwellings closer to a school than for those dwellings further away. We propose methods to test the hypothesis. As result, the hypothesis is corroborated at 95% significance level. More specifically, on town level (typical size about 1 km), the Rn concentration ratio dwelling/school is about 0.8 (geometrical mean), with geometrical standard deviation (GSD) about 1.9. For dwelling and school hypothetically in the same location, the ratio is estimated about 0.7 with GSD about 1.5. We think that the methodology can be applied to structurally similar problems. The results could be used to create conditional maps of Rn concentration in dwellings, i.e., for example a map of probabilities that indoor Rn concentrations in dwellings exceed 100 Bq/m(3), as function of Rn concentration in the local school. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
T2  - Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
T1  - The relation between radon in schools and in dwellings: A case study in a rural region of Southern Serbia
VL  - 167
SP  - 188
EP  - 200
DO  - 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.024
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žunić, Zora S. and Bossew, Peter and Bochicchio, F. and Veselinović, Nenad and Carpentieri, C. and Venoso, G. and Antignani, S. and Simovic, R. and Ćurguz, Zoran and Udovicic, V. and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Tollefsen, T.",
year = "2017",
abstract = "Recognized as a significant health hazard, radon (Rn) has been given increasing attention for years. Surveys of different kinds have been performed in many countries to assess the intensity and the geographical extent of possible Rn problems. Common surveys cover mainly dwellings, the indoor place with highest occupancy, and schools, where people spend a large fraction of their lifetime and which can also be considered exemplary for Rn exposure at workplaces; it has however been observed that relating them is difficult. It was unclear whether residential Rn at a location, or in a region, can be predicted by Rn at a school of that location, or vice versa. To current knowledge, no general rule seems applicable, as few models to describe the relationship between Rn in dwellings and in schools have been developed. In Southern Serbia, a Rn survey in a predominantly rural region was based on measurements in primary schools. The question arose whether or to which degree the results can be considered as indicative or even representative for residential Rn concentrations. To answer the question an additional survey of indoor Rn concentrations in dwellings was initiated, designed and performed in Sokobanja district in 2010-2012 in a manner to be able to detect a relationship if it exists. In the study region, 108 dwellings in 12 villages and towns were selected, with one primary school each. In this paper, we investigate how a relation between Rn in schools and dwellings could be identified and quantified, by developing a model and using experimental data from both the above main and additional surveys. The key criterion is the hypothesis that the relation dwellings schools, if it exists, is stronger for dwellings closer to a school than for those dwellings further away. We propose methods to test the hypothesis. As result, the hypothesis is corroborated at 95% significance level. More specifically, on town level (typical size about 1 km), the Rn concentration ratio dwelling/school is about 0.8 (geometrical mean), with geometrical standard deviation (GSD) about 1.9. For dwelling and school hypothetically in the same location, the ratio is estimated about 0.7 with GSD about 1.5. We think that the methodology can be applied to structurally similar problems. The results could be used to create conditional maps of Rn concentration in dwellings, i.e., for example a map of probabilities that indoor Rn concentrations in dwellings exceed 100 Bq/m(3), as function of Rn concentration in the local school. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Journal of Environmental Radioactivity",
title = "The relation between radon in schools and in dwellings: A case study in a rural region of Southern Serbia",
volume = "167",
pages = "188-200",
doi = "10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.024"
}
Žunić, Z. S., Bossew, P., Bochicchio, F., Veselinović, N., Carpentieri, C., Venoso, G., Antignani, S., Simovic, R., Ćurguz, Z., Udovicic, V., Stojanovska, Z. A.,& Tollefsen, T.. (2017). The relation between radon in schools and in dwellings: A case study in a rural region of Southern Serbia. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 167, 188-200.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.024
Žunić ZS, Bossew P, Bochicchio F, Veselinović N, Carpentieri C, Venoso G, Antignani S, Simovic R, Ćurguz Z, Udovicic V, Stojanovska ZA, Tollefsen T. The relation between radon in schools and in dwellings: A case study in a rural region of Southern Serbia. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2017;167:188-200.
doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.024 .
Žunić, Zora S., Bossew, Peter, Bochicchio, F., Veselinović, Nenad, Carpentieri, C., Venoso, G., Antignani, S., Simovic, R., Ćurguz, Zoran, Udovicic, V., Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Tollefsen, T., "The relation between radon in schools and in dwellings: A case study in a rural region of Southern Serbia" in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 167 (2017):188-200,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.024 . .
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Distribution of uranium, thorium and some stable trace and toxic elements in human hair and nails in Niska Banja Town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia (Balkan Region, South-East Europe)

Sahoo, Sarata Kumar; Žunić, Zora S.; Kritsananuwat, Rawiwan; Zagrodzki, P.; Bossew, Peter; Veselinović, Nenad; Mishra, S.; Yonehara, H.; Tokonami, S.

(2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Sahoo, Sarata Kumar
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Kritsananuwat, Rawiwan
AU  - Zagrodzki, P.
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Mishra, S.
AU  - Yonehara, H.
AU  - Tokonami, S.
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/579
AB  - Human hair and nails can be considered as bio-indicators of the public exposure to certain natural radionuclides and other toxic metals over a long period of months or even years. The level of elements in hair and nails usually reflect their levels in other tissues of body. Nigka Banja, a spa town located in southern Serbia, with locally high natural background radiation was selected for the study. To assess public exposure to the trace elements, hair and nail samples were collected and analyzed. The concentrations of uranium, thorium and some trace and toxic elements (Mn, Ni, Cu, Sr, Cd, and Cs) were determined using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). U and Th concentrations in hair varied from 0.0002 to 0.0771 mu g/g and from 0.0002 to 0.0276 mu g/g, respectively. The concentrations in nails varied from 0.0025 to 0.0447 mu g/g and from 0.0023 to 0.0564 mu/g for U and Th, respectively. We found significant correlations between some elements in hair and nails. Also indications of spatial clustering of high values could be found. However, this phenomenon as well as the large variations in concentrations of heavy metals in hair and nail could not be explained. As hypotheses, we propose possible exposure pathways which may explain the findings, but the current data does not allow testing them. Crown Copyright (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
T2  - Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
T1  - Distribution of uranium, thorium and some stable trace and toxic elements in human hair and nails in Niska Banja Town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia (Balkan Region, South-East Europe)
VL  - 145
SP  - 66
EP  - 77
DO  - 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.03.020
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Sahoo, Sarata Kumar and Žunić, Zora S. and Kritsananuwat, Rawiwan and Zagrodzki, P. and Bossew, Peter and Veselinović, Nenad and Mishra, S. and Yonehara, H. and Tokonami, S.",
year = "2015",
abstract = "Human hair and nails can be considered as bio-indicators of the public exposure to certain natural radionuclides and other toxic metals over a long period of months or even years. The level of elements in hair and nails usually reflect their levels in other tissues of body. Nigka Banja, a spa town located in southern Serbia, with locally high natural background radiation was selected for the study. To assess public exposure to the trace elements, hair and nail samples were collected and analyzed. The concentrations of uranium, thorium and some trace and toxic elements (Mn, Ni, Cu, Sr, Cd, and Cs) were determined using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). U and Th concentrations in hair varied from 0.0002 to 0.0771 mu g/g and from 0.0002 to 0.0276 mu g/g, respectively. The concentrations in nails varied from 0.0025 to 0.0447 mu g/g and from 0.0023 to 0.0564 mu/g for U and Th, respectively. We found significant correlations between some elements in hair and nails. Also indications of spatial clustering of high values could be found. However, this phenomenon as well as the large variations in concentrations of heavy metals in hair and nail could not be explained. As hypotheses, we propose possible exposure pathways which may explain the findings, but the current data does not allow testing them. Crown Copyright (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Journal of Environmental Radioactivity",
title = "Distribution of uranium, thorium and some stable trace and toxic elements in human hair and nails in Niska Banja Town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia (Balkan Region, South-East Europe)",
volume = "145",
pages = "66-77",
doi = "10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.03.020"
}
Sahoo, S. K., Žunić, Z. S., Kritsananuwat, R., Zagrodzki, P., Bossew, P., Veselinović, N., Mishra, S., Yonehara, H.,& Tokonami, S.. (2015). Distribution of uranium, thorium and some stable trace and toxic elements in human hair and nails in Niska Banja Town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia (Balkan Region, South-East Europe). in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 145, 66-77.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.03.020
Sahoo SK, Žunić ZS, Kritsananuwat R, Zagrodzki P, Bossew P, Veselinović N, Mishra S, Yonehara H, Tokonami S. Distribution of uranium, thorium and some stable trace and toxic elements in human hair and nails in Niska Banja Town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia (Balkan Region, South-East Europe). in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2015;145:66-77.
doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.03.020 .
Sahoo, Sarata Kumar, Žunić, Zora S., Kritsananuwat, Rawiwan, Zagrodzki, P., Bossew, Peter, Veselinović, Nenad, Mishra, S., Yonehara, H., Tokonami, S., "Distribution of uranium, thorium and some stable trace and toxic elements in human hair and nails in Niska Banja Town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia (Balkan Region, South-East Europe)" in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 145 (2015):66-77,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.03.020 . .
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An evaluation of thoron (and radon) equilibrium factor close to walls based on long-term measurements in dwellings

Mishra, R.; Žunić, Zora S.; Venoso, G.; Bochicchio, F.; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Carpentieri, C.; Prajith, R.; Sapra, B. K.; Mayya, Y. S.; Ishikawa, Tetsuo; Omori, Y.; Veselinović, Nenad; Tollefsen, T.; Ujić, Predrag; Bossew, Peter

(2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Mishra, R.
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Venoso, G.
AU  - Bochicchio, F.
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Carpentieri, C.
AU  - Prajith, R.
AU  - Sapra, B. K.
AU  - Mayya, Y. S.
AU  - Ishikawa, Tetsuo
AU  - Omori, Y.
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Tollefsen, T.
AU  - Ujić, Predrag
AU  - Bossew, Peter
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/6096
AB  - Thoron gas and its progeny behave quite differently in room environments, owing to the difference in their half-lives; therefore, it is important to measure simultaneously gas and progeny concentrations to estimate the time-integrated equilibrium factor. Furthermore, thoron concentration strongly depends on the distance from the source, i.e. generally walls in indoor environments. In the present work, therefore, the measurements of both thoron and radon gas and their progeny concentrations were consistently carried out close to the walls, in 43 dwellings located in the Sokobanja municipality, Serbia. Three different types of instruments have been used in the present survey to measure the time-integrated thoron and radon gas and their progeny concentrations simultaneously. The equilibrium factor for thoron measured close to the wall, F-Tn(W), ranged from 0.001 to 0.077 with a geometric mean (GM) [geometric standard deviation (GSD)] of 0.006 (2.2), whereas the equilibrium factor for radon, F-Rn,F- ranged from 0.06 to 0.95 with a GM (GSD) of 0.23 (2.0).
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - An evaluation of thoron (and radon) equilibrium factor close to walls based on long-term measurements in dwellings
VL  - 160
IS  - 1-3
SP  - 164
EP  - 168
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncu083
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Mishra, R. and Žunić, Zora S. and Venoso, G. and Bochicchio, F. and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Carpentieri, C. and Prajith, R. and Sapra, B. K. and Mayya, Y. S. and Ishikawa, Tetsuo and Omori, Y. and Veselinović, Nenad and Tollefsen, T. and Ujić, Predrag and Bossew, Peter",
year = "2014",
abstract = "Thoron gas and its progeny behave quite differently in room environments, owing to the difference in their half-lives; therefore, it is important to measure simultaneously gas and progeny concentrations to estimate the time-integrated equilibrium factor. Furthermore, thoron concentration strongly depends on the distance from the source, i.e. generally walls in indoor environments. In the present work, therefore, the measurements of both thoron and radon gas and their progeny concentrations were consistently carried out close to the walls, in 43 dwellings located in the Sokobanja municipality, Serbia. Three different types of instruments have been used in the present survey to measure the time-integrated thoron and radon gas and their progeny concentrations simultaneously. The equilibrium factor for thoron measured close to the wall, F-Tn(W), ranged from 0.001 to 0.077 with a geometric mean (GM) [geometric standard deviation (GSD)] of 0.006 (2.2), whereas the equilibrium factor for radon, F-Rn,F- ranged from 0.06 to 0.95 with a GM (GSD) of 0.23 (2.0).",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "An evaluation of thoron (and radon) equilibrium factor close to walls based on long-term measurements in dwellings",
volume = "160",
number = "1-3",
pages = "164-168",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncu083"
}
Mishra, R., Žunić, Z. S., Venoso, G., Bochicchio, F., Stojanovska, Z. A., Carpentieri, C., Prajith, R., Sapra, B. K., Mayya, Y. S., Ishikawa, T., Omori, Y., Veselinović, N., Tollefsen, T., Ujić, P.,& Bossew, P.. (2014). An evaluation of thoron (and radon) equilibrium factor close to walls based on long-term measurements in dwellings. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 160(1-3), 164-168.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncu083
Mishra R, Žunić ZS, Venoso G, Bochicchio F, Stojanovska ZA, Carpentieri C, Prajith R, Sapra BK, Mayya YS, Ishikawa T, Omori Y, Veselinović N, Tollefsen T, Ujić P, Bossew P. An evaluation of thoron (and radon) equilibrium factor close to walls based on long-term measurements in dwellings. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2014;160(1-3):164-168.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncu083 .
Mishra, R., Žunić, Zora S., Venoso, G., Bochicchio, F., Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Carpentieri, C., Prajith, R., Sapra, B. K., Mayya, Y. S., Ishikawa, Tetsuo, Omori, Y., Veselinović, Nenad, Tollefsen, T., Ujić, Predrag, Bossew, Peter, "An evaluation of thoron (and radon) equilibrium factor close to walls based on long-term measurements in dwellings" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 160, no. 1-3 (2014):164-168,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncu083 . .
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Radon in indoor air of primary schools: a systematic survey to evaluate factors affecting radon concentration levels and their variability

Bochicchio, F.; Žunić, Zora S.; Carpentieri, C.; Antignani, S.; Venoso, G.; Carelli, V.; Cordedda, C.; Veselinović, Nenad; Tollefsen, T.; Bossew, Peter

(2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Bochicchio, F.
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Carpentieri, C.
AU  - Antignani, S.
AU  - Venoso, G.
AU  - Carelli, V.
AU  - Cordedda, C.
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Tollefsen, T.
AU  - Bossew, Peter
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5967
AB  - In order to optimize the design of a national survey aimed to evaluate radon exposure of children in schools in Serbia, a pilot study was carried out in all the 334 primary schools of 13 municipalities of Southern Serbia. Based on data from passive measurements, rooms with annual radon concentration GT 300Bq/m(3) were found in 5% of schools. The mean annual radon concentration weighted with the number of pupils is 73Bq/m(3), 39% lower than the unweighted 119Bq/m(3) average concentration. The actual average concentration when children are in classrooms could be substantially lower. Variability between schools (CV=65%), between floors (CV=24%) and between rooms at the same floor (CV=21%) was analyzed. The impact of school location, floor, and room usage on radon concentration was also assessed (with similar results) by univariate and multivariate analyses. On average, radon concentration in schools within towns is a factor of 0.60 lower than in villages and at higher floors is a factor of 0.68 lower than ground floor. Results can be useful for other countries with similar soil and building characteristics.
T2  - Indoor Air
T1  - Radon in indoor air of primary schools: a systematic survey to evaluate factors affecting radon concentration levels and their variability
VL  - 24
IS  - 3
SP  - 315
EP  - 326
DO  - 10.1111/ina.12073
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Bochicchio, F. and Žunić, Zora S. and Carpentieri, C. and Antignani, S. and Venoso, G. and Carelli, V. and Cordedda, C. and Veselinović, Nenad and Tollefsen, T. and Bossew, Peter",
year = "2014",
abstract = "In order to optimize the design of a national survey aimed to evaluate radon exposure of children in schools in Serbia, a pilot study was carried out in all the 334 primary schools of 13 municipalities of Southern Serbia. Based on data from passive measurements, rooms with annual radon concentration GT 300Bq/m(3) were found in 5% of schools. The mean annual radon concentration weighted with the number of pupils is 73Bq/m(3), 39% lower than the unweighted 119Bq/m(3) average concentration. The actual average concentration when children are in classrooms could be substantially lower. Variability between schools (CV=65%), between floors (CV=24%) and between rooms at the same floor (CV=21%) was analyzed. The impact of school location, floor, and room usage on radon concentration was also assessed (with similar results) by univariate and multivariate analyses. On average, radon concentration in schools within towns is a factor of 0.60 lower than in villages and at higher floors is a factor of 0.68 lower than ground floor. Results can be useful for other countries with similar soil and building characteristics.",
journal = "Indoor Air",
title = "Radon in indoor air of primary schools: a systematic survey to evaluate factors affecting radon concentration levels and their variability",
volume = "24",
number = "3",
pages = "315-326",
doi = "10.1111/ina.12073"
}
Bochicchio, F., Žunić, Z. S., Carpentieri, C., Antignani, S., Venoso, G., Carelli, V., Cordedda, C., Veselinović, N., Tollefsen, T.,& Bossew, P.. (2014). Radon in indoor air of primary schools: a systematic survey to evaluate factors affecting radon concentration levels and their variability. in Indoor Air, 24(3), 315-326.
https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12073
Bochicchio F, Žunić ZS, Carpentieri C, Antignani S, Venoso G, Carelli V, Cordedda C, Veselinović N, Tollefsen T, Bossew P. Radon in indoor air of primary schools: a systematic survey to evaluate factors affecting radon concentration levels and their variability. in Indoor Air. 2014;24(3):315-326.
doi:10.1111/ina.12073 .
Bochicchio, F., Žunić, Zora S., Carpentieri, C., Antignani, S., Venoso, G., Carelli, V., Cordedda, C., Veselinović, Nenad, Tollefsen, T., Bossew, Peter, "Radon in indoor air of primary schools: a systematic survey to evaluate factors affecting radon concentration levels and their variability" in Indoor Air, 24, no. 3 (2014):315-326,
https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12073 . .
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Geographical distribution of the annual mean radon concentrations in primary schools of Southern Serbia - application of geostatistical methods

Bossew, Peter; Žunić, Zora S.; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Tollefsen, T.; Carpentieri, C.; Veselinović, Nenad; Kornatina, S.; Vaupotič, Janja; Simovic, R. D.; Antignani, S.; Bochicchio, F.

(2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Tollefsen, T.
AU  - Carpentieri, C.
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Kornatina, S.
AU  - Vaupotič, Janja
AU  - Simovic, R. D.
AU  - Antignani, S.
AU  - Bochicchio, F.
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5845
AB  - Between 2008 and 2011 a survey of radon (Rn-222) was performed in schools of several districts of Southern Serbia. Some results have been published previously (Zunic et al., 2010; Carpentieri et al., 2011; Zunic et al., 2013). This article concentrates on the geographical distribution of the measured Rn concentrations. Applying geostatistical methods we generate school radon maps of expected concentrations and of estimated probabilities that a concentration threshold is exceeded. The resulting maps show a clearly structured spatial pattern which appears related to the geological background. In particular in areas with vulcanite and granitoid rocks, elevated radon (Rn) concentrations can be expected. The school radon map can therefore be considered as proxy to a map of the geogenic radon potential, and allows identification of radon-prone areas, i.e. areas in which higher Rn radon concentrations can be expected for natural reasons. It must be stressed that the radon hazard, or potential risk, estimated this way, has to be distinguished from the actual radon risk, which is a function of exposure. This in turn may require (depending on the target variable which is supposed to measure risk) considering demographic and sociological reality, i.e. population density, distribution of building styles and living habits. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
T2  - Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
T1  - Geographical distribution of the annual mean radon concentrations in primary schools of Southern Serbia - application of geostatistical methods
VL  - 127
IS  - SI
SP  - 141
EP  - 148
DO  - 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.09.015
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Bossew, Peter and Žunić, Zora S. and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Tollefsen, T. and Carpentieri, C. and Veselinović, Nenad and Kornatina, S. and Vaupotič, Janja and Simovic, R. D. and Antignani, S. and Bochicchio, F.",
year = "2014",
abstract = "Between 2008 and 2011 a survey of radon (Rn-222) was performed in schools of several districts of Southern Serbia. Some results have been published previously (Zunic et al., 2010; Carpentieri et al., 2011; Zunic et al., 2013). This article concentrates on the geographical distribution of the measured Rn concentrations. Applying geostatistical methods we generate school radon maps of expected concentrations and of estimated probabilities that a concentration threshold is exceeded. The resulting maps show a clearly structured spatial pattern which appears related to the geological background. In particular in areas with vulcanite and granitoid rocks, elevated radon (Rn) concentrations can be expected. The school radon map can therefore be considered as proxy to a map of the geogenic radon potential, and allows identification of radon-prone areas, i.e. areas in which higher Rn radon concentrations can be expected for natural reasons. It must be stressed that the radon hazard, or potential risk, estimated this way, has to be distinguished from the actual radon risk, which is a function of exposure. This in turn may require (depending on the target variable which is supposed to measure risk) considering demographic and sociological reality, i.e. population density, distribution of building styles and living habits. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Journal of Environmental Radioactivity",
title = "Geographical distribution of the annual mean radon concentrations in primary schools of Southern Serbia - application of geostatistical methods",
volume = "127",
number = "SI",
pages = "141-148",
doi = "10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.09.015"
}
Bossew, P., Žunić, Z. S., Stojanovska, Z. A., Tollefsen, T., Carpentieri, C., Veselinović, N., Kornatina, S., Vaupotič, J., Simovic, R. D., Antignani, S.,& Bochicchio, F.. (2014). Geographical distribution of the annual mean radon concentrations in primary schools of Southern Serbia - application of geostatistical methods. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 127(SI), 141-148.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.09.015
Bossew P, Žunić ZS, Stojanovska ZA, Tollefsen T, Carpentieri C, Veselinović N, Kornatina S, Vaupotič J, Simovic RD, Antignani S, Bochicchio F. Geographical distribution of the annual mean radon concentrations in primary schools of Southern Serbia - application of geostatistical methods. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2014;127(SI):141-148.
doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.09.015 .
Bossew, Peter, Žunić, Zora S., Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Tollefsen, T., Carpentieri, C., Veselinović, Nenad, Kornatina, S., Vaupotič, Janja, Simovic, R. D., Antignani, S., Bochicchio, F., "Geographical distribution of the annual mean radon concentrations in primary schools of Southern Serbia - application of geostatistical methods" in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 127, no. SI (2014):141-148,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.09.015 . .
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Some Results of a Radon Survey in 207 Serbian Schools

Žunić, Zora S.; Carpentieri, C.; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Antignani, S.; Veselinović, Nenad; Tollefsen, T.; Carelli, V.; Cordedda, C.; Cuknic, O.; Filipović, Jelena G.; Bossew, Peter; Bochicchio, F.

(2013)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Carpentieri, C.
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Antignani, S.
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Tollefsen, T.
AU  - Carelli, V.
AU  - Cordedda, C.
AU  - Cuknic, O.
AU  - Filipović, Jelena G.
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Bochicchio, F.
PY  - 2013
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7001
AB  - In this paper the results of radon concentration measurements performed in 207 schools in 7 communities of Southern Serbia are presented. The annual radon concentration varied from 17 Bqm(-3) to 428 Bqm(-3) with a median value of 96 Bqm(-3). The arithmetic mean (AM) of the 207 annual averages was 118 Bqm(-3) with a standard deviation (SD) of 78 Bqm(-3). The best distribution fitting of radon concentration by log-normal function was obtained. The log-normal parameters are the following: geometric mean (GM) = 97 Bqm(-3), geometric standard deviation (GSD) = 1.9. In addition, a spatial distribution of the indoor radon concentration over the investigated areas is observed.
T2  - Romanian Journal of Physics
T1  - Some Results of a Radon Survey in 207 Serbian Schools
VL  - 58
SP  - S320
EP  - S327
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žunić, Zora S. and Carpentieri, C. and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Antignani, S. and Veselinović, Nenad and Tollefsen, T. and Carelli, V. and Cordedda, C. and Cuknic, O. and Filipović, Jelena G. and Bossew, Peter and Bochicchio, F.",
year = "2013",
abstract = "In this paper the results of radon concentration measurements performed in 207 schools in 7 communities of Southern Serbia are presented. The annual radon concentration varied from 17 Bqm(-3) to 428 Bqm(-3) with a median value of 96 Bqm(-3). The arithmetic mean (AM) of the 207 annual averages was 118 Bqm(-3) with a standard deviation (SD) of 78 Bqm(-3). The best distribution fitting of radon concentration by log-normal function was obtained. The log-normal parameters are the following: geometric mean (GM) = 97 Bqm(-3), geometric standard deviation (GSD) = 1.9. In addition, a spatial distribution of the indoor radon concentration over the investigated areas is observed.",
journal = "Romanian Journal of Physics",
title = "Some Results of a Radon Survey in 207 Serbian Schools",
volume = "58",
pages = "S320-S327"
}
Žunić, Z. S., Carpentieri, C., Stojanovska, Z. A., Antignani, S., Veselinović, N., Tollefsen, T., Carelli, V., Cordedda, C., Cuknic, O., Filipović, J. G., Bossew, P.,& Bochicchio, F.. (2013). Some Results of a Radon Survey in 207 Serbian Schools. in Romanian Journal of Physics, 58, S320-S327.
Žunić ZS, Carpentieri C, Stojanovska ZA, Antignani S, Veselinović N, Tollefsen T, Carelli V, Cordedda C, Cuknic O, Filipović JG, Bossew P, Bochicchio F. Some Results of a Radon Survey in 207 Serbian Schools. in Romanian Journal of Physics. 2013;58:S320-S327..
Žunić, Zora S., Carpentieri, C., Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Antignani, S., Veselinović, Nenad, Tollefsen, T., Carelli, V., Cordedda, C., Cuknic, O., Filipović, Jelena G., Bossew, Peter, Bochicchio, F., "Some Results of a Radon Survey in 207 Serbian Schools" in Romanian Journal of Physics, 58 (2013):S320-S327.
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Assessment of Long-Term Radon Concentration Measurement Precision in Field Conditions (Serbian Schools) for a Survey Carried Out By An International Collaboration

Carpentieri, C.; Žunić, Zora S.; Carelli, V.; Cordedda, C.; Ferrigno, G.; Veselinović, Nenad; Bossew, Peter; Tollefsen, T.; Cuknic, O.; Vojinovic, Z.; Bochicchio, F.

(2011)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Carpentieri, C.
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Carelli, V.
AU  - Cordedda, C.
AU  - Ferrigno, G.
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Tollefsen, T.
AU  - Cuknic, O.
AU  - Vojinovic, Z.
AU  - Bochicchio, F.
PY  - 2011
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/4319
AB  - In an international collaboration, a long-term radon concentration survey was carried out in schools of Southern Serbia with radon detectors prepared, etched and read-out in Italy. In such surveys it is necessary to evaluate measurement precision in field conditions, and to check whether quality assurance protocols were effective in keeping uncertainties under control, despite the complex organisation of measurements. In the first stage of the survey, which involves only some of the total number of municipalities, paired detectors were exposed in each monitored room in order to experimentally assess measurement precision. Paired passive devices (containing CR-39 detectors) were exposed for two consecutive 6-month periods. Two different measurement systems were used to read out CR-39s of the first and second period, respectively. The median of the coefficient of variation (CV) of the measured exposures was 8 % for 232 paired devices of the first 6-month period and 4 % for 242 paired devices of the second 6-month period, respectively. This difference was mainly due to a different track count repeatability of the two read-out systems, which was 4 and 1 %, respectively, as the median value of CV of repeated countings. The in-field measured precision results are very similar to the precision assessed in calibration conditions and are much lower than the room-to-room variation of radon concentration in the monitored schools. Moreover, a quality assurance protocol was followed to reduce extra-exposures during detector transport from Rome to schools measured and back.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Assessment of Long-Term Radon Concentration Measurement Precision in Field Conditions (Serbian Schools) for a Survey Carried Out By An International Collaboration
VL  - 145
IS  - 2-3
SP  - 305
EP  - 311
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncr042
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Carpentieri, C. and Žunić, Zora S. and Carelli, V. and Cordedda, C. and Ferrigno, G. and Veselinović, Nenad and Bossew, Peter and Tollefsen, T. and Cuknic, O. and Vojinovic, Z. and Bochicchio, F.",
year = "2011",
abstract = "In an international collaboration, a long-term radon concentration survey was carried out in schools of Southern Serbia with radon detectors prepared, etched and read-out in Italy. In such surveys it is necessary to evaluate measurement precision in field conditions, and to check whether quality assurance protocols were effective in keeping uncertainties under control, despite the complex organisation of measurements. In the first stage of the survey, which involves only some of the total number of municipalities, paired detectors were exposed in each monitored room in order to experimentally assess measurement precision. Paired passive devices (containing CR-39 detectors) were exposed for two consecutive 6-month periods. Two different measurement systems were used to read out CR-39s of the first and second period, respectively. The median of the coefficient of variation (CV) of the measured exposures was 8 % for 232 paired devices of the first 6-month period and 4 % for 242 paired devices of the second 6-month period, respectively. This difference was mainly due to a different track count repeatability of the two read-out systems, which was 4 and 1 %, respectively, as the median value of CV of repeated countings. The in-field measured precision results are very similar to the precision assessed in calibration conditions and are much lower than the room-to-room variation of radon concentration in the monitored schools. Moreover, a quality assurance protocol was followed to reduce extra-exposures during detector transport from Rome to schools measured and back.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Assessment of Long-Term Radon Concentration Measurement Precision in Field Conditions (Serbian Schools) for a Survey Carried Out By An International Collaboration",
volume = "145",
number = "2-3",
pages = "305-311",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncr042"
}
Carpentieri, C., Žunić, Z. S., Carelli, V., Cordedda, C., Ferrigno, G., Veselinović, N., Bossew, P., Tollefsen, T., Cuknic, O., Vojinovic, Z.,& Bochicchio, F.. (2011). Assessment of Long-Term Radon Concentration Measurement Precision in Field Conditions (Serbian Schools) for a Survey Carried Out By An International Collaboration. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 145(2-3), 305-311.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncr042
Carpentieri C, Žunić ZS, Carelli V, Cordedda C, Ferrigno G, Veselinović N, Bossew P, Tollefsen T, Cuknic O, Vojinovic Z, Bochicchio F. Assessment of Long-Term Radon Concentration Measurement Precision in Field Conditions (Serbian Schools) for a Survey Carried Out By An International Collaboration. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2011;145(2-3):305-311.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncr042 .
Carpentieri, C., Žunić, Zora S., Carelli, V., Cordedda, C., Ferrigno, G., Veselinović, Nenad, Bossew, Peter, Tollefsen, T., Cuknic, O., Vojinovic, Z., Bochicchio, F., "Assessment of Long-Term Radon Concentration Measurement Precision in Field Conditions (Serbian Schools) for a Survey Carried Out By An International Collaboration" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 145, no. 2-3 (2011):305-311,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncr042 . .
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Collaborative investigations on thoron and radon in some rural communities of Balkans

Žunić, Zora S.; Čeliković, Igor T.; Tokonami, S.; Ishikawa, Tetsuo; Ujić, Predrag; Onischenko, Alexandra; Zhukovsky, Michael; Milic, G.; Jakupi, Bajram; Cuknic, O.; Veselinović, Nenad; Fujimoto, K.; Sahoo, Sarata Kumar; Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.

(2010)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Čeliković, Igor T.
AU  - Tokonami, S.
AU  - Ishikawa, Tetsuo
AU  - Ujić, Predrag
AU  - Onischenko, Alexandra
AU  - Zhukovsky, Michael
AU  - Milic, G.
AU  - Jakupi, Bajram
AU  - Cuknic, O.
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Fujimoto, K.
AU  - Sahoo, Sarata Kumar
AU  - Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.
PY  - 2010
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/6890
AB  - This paper deals with the results of the first-field use in the Balkans, i.e. Serbia and Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Hercegovina), of a passive polycarbonate Mark II type and poliallyldiglycol carbonate (Cr-39) alpha track detectors sensitive to thoron as well as to radon. Both types of solid state nuclear track detectors were designed and supplied by National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Chiba, Japan. The commercial names for these detectors which all have been field tested in Balkan rural communities are known as: UFO and RADUET passive discriminative radon/thoron detectors. No database of thoron and thoron progeny concentrations in dwellings in Serbia or Balkans region exist, and as a result, the level of exposure of the Serbian population to thoron and its progeny is unknown so far.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Collaborative investigations on thoron and radon in some rural communities of Balkans
VL  - 141
IS  - 4
SP  - 346
EP  - 350
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncq258
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žunić, Zora S. and Čeliković, Igor T. and Tokonami, S. and Ishikawa, Tetsuo and Ujić, Predrag and Onischenko, Alexandra and Zhukovsky, Michael and Milic, G. and Jakupi, Bajram and Cuknic, O. and Veselinović, Nenad and Fujimoto, K. and Sahoo, Sarata Kumar and Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.",
year = "2010",
abstract = "This paper deals with the results of the first-field use in the Balkans, i.e. Serbia and Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Hercegovina), of a passive polycarbonate Mark II type and poliallyldiglycol carbonate (Cr-39) alpha track detectors sensitive to thoron as well as to radon. Both types of solid state nuclear track detectors were designed and supplied by National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Chiba, Japan. The commercial names for these detectors which all have been field tested in Balkan rural communities are known as: UFO and RADUET passive discriminative radon/thoron detectors. No database of thoron and thoron progeny concentrations in dwellings in Serbia or Balkans region exist, and as a result, the level of exposure of the Serbian population to thoron and its progeny is unknown so far.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Collaborative investigations on thoron and radon in some rural communities of Balkans",
volume = "141",
number = "4",
pages = "346-350",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncq258"
}
Žunić, Z. S., Čeliković, I. T., Tokonami, S., Ishikawa, T., Ujić, P., Onischenko, A., Zhukovsky, M., Milic, G., Jakupi, B., Cuknic, O., Veselinović, N., Fujimoto, K., Sahoo, S. K.,& Yarmoshenko, I. V.. (2010). Collaborative investigations on thoron and radon in some rural communities of Balkans. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 141(4), 346-350.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncq258
Žunić ZS, Čeliković IT, Tokonami S, Ishikawa T, Ujić P, Onischenko A, Zhukovsky M, Milic G, Jakupi B, Cuknic O, Veselinović N, Fujimoto K, Sahoo SK, Yarmoshenko IV. Collaborative investigations on thoron and radon in some rural communities of Balkans. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2010;141(4):346-350.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncq258 .
Žunić, Zora S., Čeliković, Igor T., Tokonami, S., Ishikawa, Tetsuo, Ujić, Predrag, Onischenko, Alexandra, Zhukovsky, Michael, Milic, G., Jakupi, Bajram, Cuknic, O., Veselinović, Nenad, Fujimoto, K., Sahoo, Sarata Kumar, Yarmoshenko, Ilia V., "Collaborative investigations on thoron and radon in some rural communities of Balkans" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 141, no. 4 (2010):346-350,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncq258 . .
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