Žunić, Zora S.

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An integral study to identify the regional genetic and environmental risk factors for the common noncommunicable diseases in the human population of Serbia - INGEMA_S Nuclear physics, methods and application
Goce Delcev University, Stip, Republic of Macedonia Physics of collisions and photo processes in atomic, (bio)molecular and nanosized systems
Experimental and theoretical investigation in Radiation physics and radioecology Biosensing Technologies and Global System for Long-Term Research and Integrated Management of Ecosystems
Optoelectronics nanodimension systems - the rout towards applications Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan, Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia
Bilateral Slovenia - Serbia project of scientific cooperation in Serbia [451-03-1251/2012-09/08] Bilateral Slovenia-Serbia Project of scientific cooperation in Serbia [451-03-1251/2012-09/08]
Bilateral Slovenia Serbia project of scientific cooperation in Slovenia [BI-RS/12-13-008] Bilateral Slovenia-Serbia Project of scientific cooperation in Slovenia [BI-RS/12-13-008]
Bilateral Slovenia-Serbia Project of scientific cooperation in Slovenia [P1-0143] High Energy Physics with the CMS Detector
A new approach to foundational problems of quantum mechanics related to applications in quantum technologies and interpretations of signals of various origins Nuklearna fizika, metode i instrumenti
Radiekološka istraživanja na KiM, posebno na područjima na kojima je vršeno bombardovanje u Nato agresiji i utvrđivanje mogućih posledica bombardovanja na živi svet International Atomic Energy Agency, Institute of Public Health of RM as part of the national project [MAK 7002]
Ministry for Science of the Republic of Serbia [141019B, 23 040] Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan [P11503] Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan [P11503], NIRS
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia [141019B]
Ministry of Science and Technological Development [P 23040, P 14019 B] Ministry of Science and Technology of Republic of Srpska [19/06-020/961-132/11]
Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia [141019B] Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia [P-141051, P-141019B]
President Fund of National Institute of Radiological Sciences Radosys Company, Budapest, Hungary, RSKS, Goce Delcev University, Stip, Republic of Macedonia

Author's Bibliography

Factors affecting indoor radon variations: A case study in schools of eastern macedonia

Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Boev, Blažo; Žunić, Zora S.; Ivanova, K; Šorša, Ajka; Boev, Ivan; Ćurguz, Zoran; Kolarž, Predrag M.

(2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Boev, Blažo
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Ivanova, K
AU  - Šorša, Ajka
AU  - Boev, Ivan
AU  - Ćurguz, Zoran
AU  - Kolarž, Predrag M.
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8108
AB  - The subject of this study is the radon concentrations variations, measured with a nuclear track detectors in a total of 58 premises in all 29 primary schools of 4 municipalities in the Eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Despite a relatively small territory, the variability of radon concentrations proved to be significant. The geometric means (geometric standard deviations) of radon concentrations in the examined municipalities were in the range from GM = 71 Bq/m 3 (GSD = 2.08) to GM = 162 Bq/m 3 (GSD = 2.69), while for the entire region it was: GM = 96 Bq/m 3 (GSD = 2.47). The influence of the geographical and geological features of the school site as well as the building characteristics on the radon variations were investigated. The analysis showed that type of municipality, building materials, basement and geology have significant effects and respectively describe 6%, 16%, 22%, 39% of the radon total variability.
T2  - Romanian Journal of Physics
T1  - Factors affecting indoor radon variations: A case study in schools of eastern macedonia
VL  - 64
IS  - 1-2
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Boev, Blažo and Žunić, Zora S. and Ivanova, K and Šorša, Ajka and Boev, Ivan and Ćurguz, Zoran and Kolarž, Predrag M.",
year = "2019",
abstract = "The subject of this study is the radon concentrations variations, measured with a nuclear track detectors in a total of 58 premises in all 29 primary schools of 4 municipalities in the Eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Despite a relatively small territory, the variability of radon concentrations proved to be significant. The geometric means (geometric standard deviations) of radon concentrations in the examined municipalities were in the range from GM = 71 Bq/m 3 (GSD = 2.08) to GM = 162 Bq/m 3 (GSD = 2.69), while for the entire region it was: GM = 96 Bq/m 3 (GSD = 2.47). The influence of the geographical and geological features of the school site as well as the building characteristics on the radon variations were investigated. The analysis showed that type of municipality, building materials, basement and geology have significant effects and respectively describe 6%, 16%, 22%, 39% of the radon total variability.",
journal = "Romanian Journal of Physics",
title = "Factors affecting indoor radon variations: A case study in schools of eastern macedonia",
volume = "64",
number = "1-2"
}
Stojanovska, Z. A., Boev, B., Žunić, Z. S., Ivanova, K., Šorša, A., Boev, I., Ćurguz, Z.,& Kolarž, P. M.. (2019). Factors affecting indoor radon variations: A case study in schools of eastern macedonia. in Romanian Journal of Physics, 64(1-2).
Stojanovska ZA, Boev B, Žunić ZS, Ivanova K, Šorša A, Boev I, Ćurguz Z, Kolarž PM. Factors affecting indoor radon variations: A case study in schools of eastern macedonia. in Romanian Journal of Physics. 2019;64(1-2)..
Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Boev, Blažo, Žunić, Zora S., Ivanova, K, Šorša, Ajka, Boev, Ivan, Ćurguz, Zoran, Kolarž, Predrag M., "Factors affecting indoor radon variations: A case study in schools of eastern macedonia" in Romanian Journal of Physics, 64, no. 1-2 (2019).

Effective Doses Estimated from the Results of Direct Radon and Thoron Progeny Sensors (DRPS/DTPS), Exposed in Selected Region of Balkans

Žunić, Zora S.; Mishra, Rosaline; Čeliković, Igor T.; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.; Malinovsky, Georgy; Veselinović, Nenad; Gulan, Ljiljana; Ćurguz, Zoran; Vaupotič, Janja; Ujic, Predrag; Kolarž, Predrag M.; Milić, Gordana; Kovacs, Tibor; Sapra, Balvindar K.; Kavasi, Norbert; Sahoo, Sarata Kumar

(2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Mishra, Rosaline
AU  - Čeliković, Igor T.
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.
AU  - Malinovsky, Georgy
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Gulan, Ljiljana
AU  - Ćurguz, Zoran
AU  - Vaupotič, Janja
AU  - Ujic, Predrag
AU  - Kolarž, Predrag M.
AU  - Milić, Gordana
AU  - Kovacs, Tibor
AU  - Sapra, Balvindar K.
AU  - Kavasi, Norbert
AU  - Sahoo, Sarata Kumar
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8481
AB  - The main contribution to population exposure is due to radon and thoron progenies and not radon itself. The aim of this study was therefore to estimate annual effective dose using the results of Direct Radon and Thoron Progeny Sensors were exposed in 69 selected schools and 319 dwellings in several regions of Balkans: in Serbia: regions of Sokobanja and Kosovo and Metohija, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Srpska and Slovenia. Obtained average total effective doses are in the range from 0.22 mSv a-1 (schools in Republic of Srpska) to 2.5 mSv a-1 (dwellings in Kosovo) and are below the reference level of 10 mSv a-1 recommended by International Commission on Radiological Protection. © The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Effective Doses Estimated from the Results of Direct Radon and Thoron Progeny Sensors (DRPS/DTPS), Exposed in Selected Region of Balkans
VL  - 185
IS  - 3
SP  - 387
EP  - 390
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncz025
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žunić, Zora S. and Mishra, Rosaline and Čeliković, Igor T. and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Yarmoshenko, Ilia V. and Malinovsky, Georgy and Veselinović, Nenad and Gulan, Ljiljana and Ćurguz, Zoran and Vaupotič, Janja and Ujic, Predrag and Kolarž, Predrag M. and Milić, Gordana and Kovacs, Tibor and Sapra, Balvindar K. and Kavasi, Norbert and Sahoo, Sarata Kumar",
year = "2019",
abstract = "The main contribution to population exposure is due to radon and thoron progenies and not radon itself. The aim of this study was therefore to estimate annual effective dose using the results of Direct Radon and Thoron Progeny Sensors were exposed in 69 selected schools and 319 dwellings in several regions of Balkans: in Serbia: regions of Sokobanja and Kosovo and Metohija, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Srpska and Slovenia. Obtained average total effective doses are in the range from 0.22 mSv a-1 (schools in Republic of Srpska) to 2.5 mSv a-1 (dwellings in Kosovo) and are below the reference level of 10 mSv a-1 recommended by International Commission on Radiological Protection. © The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Effective Doses Estimated from the Results of Direct Radon and Thoron Progeny Sensors (DRPS/DTPS), Exposed in Selected Region of Balkans",
volume = "185",
number = "3",
pages = "387-390",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncz025"
}
Žunić, Z. S., Mishra, R., Čeliković, I. T., Stojanovska, Z. A., Yarmoshenko, I. V., Malinovsky, G., Veselinović, N., Gulan, L., Ćurguz, Z., Vaupotič, J., Ujic, P., Kolarž, P. M., Milić, G., Kovacs, T., Sapra, B. K., Kavasi, N.,& Sahoo, S. K.. (2019). Effective Doses Estimated from the Results of Direct Radon and Thoron Progeny Sensors (DRPS/DTPS), Exposed in Selected Region of Balkans. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 185(3), 387-390.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncz025
Žunić ZS, Mishra R, Čeliković IT, Stojanovska ZA, Yarmoshenko IV, Malinovsky G, Veselinović N, Gulan L, Ćurguz Z, Vaupotič J, Ujic P, Kolarž PM, Milić G, Kovacs T, Sapra BK, Kavasi N, Sahoo SK. Effective Doses Estimated from the Results of Direct Radon and Thoron Progeny Sensors (DRPS/DTPS), Exposed in Selected Region of Balkans. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2019;185(3):387-390.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncz025 .
Žunić, Zora S., Mishra, Rosaline, Čeliković, Igor T., Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Yarmoshenko, Ilia V., Malinovsky, Georgy, Veselinović, Nenad, Gulan, Ljiljana, Ćurguz, Zoran, Vaupotič, Janja, Ujic, Predrag, Kolarž, Predrag M., Milić, Gordana, Kovacs, Tibor, Sapra, Balvindar K., Kavasi, Norbert, Sahoo, Sarata Kumar, "Effective Doses Estimated from the Results of Direct Radon and Thoron Progeny Sensors (DRPS/DTPS), Exposed in Selected Region of Balkans" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 185, no. 3 (2019):387-390,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncz025 . .
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Sjenica, a newly identified radon priority area in Serbia, and radon data correlated with geological parameters using the multiple linear regression model

Žunić, Zora S.; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Boev, Blažo; Šorša, Ajka; Čeliković, Igor T.; Ćurguz, Zoran; Ronnquist, Tryggve; Janićijević, Aco; Alavantić, Dragan

(2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Boev, Blažo
AU  - Šorša, Ajka
AU  - Čeliković, Igor T.
AU  - Ćurguz, Zoran
AU  - Ronnquist, Tryggve
AU  - Janićijević, Aco
AU  - Alavantić, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://cjees.ro/viewTopic.php?topicId=797
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8026
AB  - The paper deals with the analysis of the annual indoor radon concentrations variations due to different geological parameters of Sjenica community, Western Serbia. The measured 222Rn concentrations were ranging from 10 to 1130 Bq/m3. In 14% of the buildings, the radon action level of 300 Bq/m3 is exceeded, indicating that Sjenica community could be characterized as a radon priority area. Each of 35 measuring location was georeferenced and corresponding lithostratigraphic units and geological period was assigned. Data were analyzed using the multiple linear regression (MLR) method and two predictive models were developed. The MLR model generated by the geological periods explained 17% of the radon variability while, the better one, was the lithostratigraphic MLR model, which explained 52% of the radon variability. Analysis has shown that lithostratigraphic units are important parameters in the prediction of radon levels. © 2019 Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
T2  - Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences
T1  - Sjenica, a newly identified radon priority area in Serbia, and radon data correlated with geological parameters using the multiple linear regression model
VL  - 14
IS  - 1
SP  - 235
EP  - 244
DO  - 10.26471/cjees/2019/014/075
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žunić, Zora S. and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Boev, Blažo and Šorša, Ajka and Čeliković, Igor T. and Ćurguz, Zoran and Ronnquist, Tryggve and Janićijević, Aco and Alavantić, Dragan",
year = "2019",
abstract = "The paper deals with the analysis of the annual indoor radon concentrations variations due to different geological parameters of Sjenica community, Western Serbia. The measured 222Rn concentrations were ranging from 10 to 1130 Bq/m3. In 14% of the buildings, the radon action level of 300 Bq/m3 is exceeded, indicating that Sjenica community could be characterized as a radon priority area. Each of 35 measuring location was georeferenced and corresponding lithostratigraphic units and geological period was assigned. Data were analyzed using the multiple linear regression (MLR) method and two predictive models were developed. The MLR model generated by the geological periods explained 17% of the radon variability while, the better one, was the lithostratigraphic MLR model, which explained 52% of the radon variability. Analysis has shown that lithostratigraphic units are important parameters in the prediction of radon levels. © 2019 Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences.",
journal = "Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences",
title = "Sjenica, a newly identified radon priority area in Serbia, and radon data correlated with geological parameters using the multiple linear regression model",
volume = "14",
number = "1",
pages = "235-244",
doi = "10.26471/cjees/2019/014/075"
}
Žunić, Z. S., Stojanovska, Z. A., Boev, B., Šorša, A., Čeliković, I. T., Ćurguz, Z., Ronnquist, T., Janićijević, A.,& Alavantić, D.. (2019). Sjenica, a newly identified radon priority area in Serbia, and radon data correlated with geological parameters using the multiple linear regression model. in Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 14(1), 235-244.
https://doi.org/10.26471/cjees/2019/014/075
Žunić ZS, Stojanovska ZA, Boev B, Šorša A, Čeliković IT, Ćurguz Z, Ronnquist T, Janićijević A, Alavantić D. Sjenica, a newly identified radon priority area in Serbia, and radon data correlated with geological parameters using the multiple linear regression model. in Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 2019;14(1):235-244.
doi:10.26471/cjees/2019/014/075 .
Žunić, Zora S., Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Boev, Blažo, Šorša, Ajka, Čeliković, Igor T., Ćurguz, Zoran, Ronnquist, Tryggve, Janićijević, Aco, Alavantić, Dragan, "Sjenica, a newly identified radon priority area in Serbia, and radon data correlated with geological parameters using the multiple linear regression model" in Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 14, no. 1 (2019):235-244,
https://doi.org/10.26471/cjees/2019/014/075 . .

Analysis of specific radionuclides activity variations in soil within geotectonic units of Republic of North Macedonia

Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Boev, Blažo; Bossew, Peter; Ristova, Mimoza; Dimov, Gorgi; Boev, Ivan; Žunić, Zora S.

(2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Boev, Blažo
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Ristova, Mimoza
AU  - Dimov, Gorgi
AU  - Boev, Ivan
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8613
AB  - To establish baseline values for concentrations of terrestrial radionuclides for the Republic of North Macedonia, a survey covering the entire territory was performed. The 213 soil samples were collected from regions around the major settlements and cities, approximately evenly distributed over the geotectonic units which constitute the country's geological foundation. The specific activities of radionuclides were measured by gamma spectrometry. The following geometric mean values and geometric standard deviations were obtained: 550 Bqkg(-1) (1.47) for K-40, (37) Bqkg(-1) (1.33) for Ra-226, 38 Bqkg(-1) for U-238, and 38 Bqkg(-1) (1.53) for Th-232 in dry soil. The relation between specific activities of natural radionuclides and geology was investigated. Correlation between radionuclides, which may serve as additional geochemical indicators, and geology could not be found convincingly,. Mutual correlations between Ra-226, U-238, and Th-232 activities were found to be high (Spearman rho about 0.8), whereas the ones between these and K-40 are a bit lower, somewhat above rho = 0.6.
T2  - Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection
T1  - Analysis of specific radionuclides activity variations in soil within geotectonic units of Republic of North Macedonia
VL  - 34
IS  - 1
SP  - 85
EP  - 93
DO  - 10.2298/NTRP180718017S
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Boev, Blažo and Bossew, Peter and Ristova, Mimoza and Dimov, Gorgi and Boev, Ivan and Žunić, Zora S.",
year = "2019",
abstract = "To establish baseline values for concentrations of terrestrial radionuclides for the Republic of North Macedonia, a survey covering the entire territory was performed. The 213 soil samples were collected from regions around the major settlements and cities, approximately evenly distributed over the geotectonic units which constitute the country's geological foundation. The specific activities of radionuclides were measured by gamma spectrometry. The following geometric mean values and geometric standard deviations were obtained: 550 Bqkg(-1) (1.47) for K-40, (37) Bqkg(-1) (1.33) for Ra-226, 38 Bqkg(-1) for U-238, and 38 Bqkg(-1) (1.53) for Th-232 in dry soil. The relation between specific activities of natural radionuclides and geology was investigated. Correlation between radionuclides, which may serve as additional geochemical indicators, and geology could not be found convincingly,. Mutual correlations between Ra-226, U-238, and Th-232 activities were found to be high (Spearman rho about 0.8), whereas the ones between these and K-40 are a bit lower, somewhat above rho = 0.6.",
journal = "Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection",
title = "Analysis of specific radionuclides activity variations in soil within geotectonic units of Republic of North Macedonia",
volume = "34",
number = "1",
pages = "85-93",
doi = "10.2298/NTRP180718017S"
}
Stojanovska, Z. A., Boev, B., Bossew, P., Ristova, M., Dimov, G., Boev, I.,& Žunić, Z. S.. (2019). Analysis of specific radionuclides activity variations in soil within geotectonic units of Republic of North Macedonia. in Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection, 34(1), 85-93.
https://doi.org/10.2298/NTRP180718017S
Stojanovska ZA, Boev B, Bossew P, Ristova M, Dimov G, Boev I, Žunić ZS. Analysis of specific radionuclides activity variations in soil within geotectonic units of Republic of North Macedonia. in Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection. 2019;34(1):85-93.
doi:10.2298/NTRP180718017S .
Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Boev, Blažo, Bossew, Peter, Ristova, Mimoza, Dimov, Gorgi, Boev, Ivan, Žunić, Zora S., "Analysis of specific radionuclides activity variations in soil within geotectonic units of Republic of North Macedonia" in Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection, 34, no. 1 (2019):85-93,
https://doi.org/10.2298/NTRP180718017S . .
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Measurement of uranium in urine, hair and nails in subjects of Niska Banja town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia

Žunić, Zora S.; Benedik, Ljudmila; Kritsananuwat, Rawiwan; Veselinović, Nenad; Tokonami, Shinji; Arae, Hideki; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Sahoo, Sarata Kumar

(2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Benedik, Ljudmila
AU  - Kritsananuwat, Rawiwan
AU  - Veselinović, Nenad
AU  - Tokonami, Shinji
AU  - Arae, Hideki
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Sahoo, Sarata Kumar
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8621
AB  - Urine, hair and nail samples were collected from a population of both sex aged from 40 to 87 years in Niška Banja (227 km south of Belgrade, Serbia) with a high level of natural radioactivity (HLNRA). To assess and monitor the public exposure, urine samples for each subject (24 h period) were collected and concentration of uranium (U) was analysed using alpha-particle spectrometry. Human hair and nails considered as bio-indicators of the public exposure to radionuclides over a long period of months or even years and concentration of U was determined using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. The mean concentrations of U in urine, hair and nail were 123 ng/L, 17 ng/g and 8 ng/g, respectively. There was a large variation and may be due to geological origin.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Measurement of uranium in urine, hair and nails in subjects of Niska Banja town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia
VL  - 184
IS  - 3-4
SP  - 319
EP  - 323
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncz120
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žunić, Zora S. and Benedik, Ljudmila and Kritsananuwat, Rawiwan and Veselinović, Nenad and Tokonami, Shinji and Arae, Hideki and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Sahoo, Sarata Kumar",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Urine, hair and nail samples were collected from a population of both sex aged from 40 to 87 years in Niška Banja (227 km south of Belgrade, Serbia) with a high level of natural radioactivity (HLNRA). To assess and monitor the public exposure, urine samples for each subject (24 h period) were collected and concentration of uranium (U) was analysed using alpha-particle spectrometry. Human hair and nails considered as bio-indicators of the public exposure to radionuclides over a long period of months or even years and concentration of U was determined using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. The mean concentrations of U in urine, hair and nail were 123 ng/L, 17 ng/g and 8 ng/g, respectively. There was a large variation and may be due to geological origin.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Measurement of uranium in urine, hair and nails in subjects of Niska Banja town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia",
volume = "184",
number = "3-4",
pages = "319-323",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncz120"
}
Žunić, Z. S., Benedik, L., Kritsananuwat, R., Veselinović, N., Tokonami, S., Arae, H., Stojanovska, Z. A.,& Sahoo, S. K.. (2019). Measurement of uranium in urine, hair and nails in subjects of Niska Banja town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 184(3-4), 319-323.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncz120
Žunić ZS, Benedik L, Kritsananuwat R, Veselinović N, Tokonami S, Arae H, Stojanovska ZA, Sahoo SK. Measurement of uranium in urine, hair and nails in subjects of Niska Banja town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2019;184(3-4):319-323.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncz120 .
Žunić, Zora S., Benedik, Ljudmila, Kritsananuwat, Rawiwan, Veselinović, Nenad, Tokonami, Shinji, Arae, Hideki, Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Sahoo, Sarata Kumar, "Measurement of uranium in urine, hair and nails in subjects of Niska Banja town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 184, no. 3-4 (2019):319-323,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncz120 . .

Prediction of Long-Term Indoor Radon Concentration Based on Short-Term Measurements

Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Ivanova, Kremena; Bossew, Peter; Boev, Blažo; Žunić, Zora S.; Tsenova, Martina; Ćurguz, Zoran; Kolarž, Predrag M.; Zdravkovska, Milka; Ristova, Mimoza

(2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Ivanova, Kremena
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Boev, Blažo
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Tsenova, Martina
AU  - Ćurguz, Zoran
AU  - Kolarž, Predrag M.
AU  - Zdravkovska, Milka
AU  - Ristova, Mimoza
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1606
AB  - We present a method for the estimation of annual radon concentration based on short-term (three months) measurements. The study involves results from two independent sets of indoor radon concentration measurements performed in 16 cities of the Republic of Macedonia. The first data set contains winter and annual radon concentration obtained during the National survey in 2010 and the second, contains only the radon concentration measured during the winter of 2013. Both data sets pertain to radon concentration from the same cities and have been measured applying the same methodology in ground floor dwellings. The results appeared to be consistent and the dispersion of radon concentration was low. Linear regression analysis of the radon concentration measured in winter of 2010 and of the 2010 annual radon concentration revealed a high coefficient of determination R-2 = 0.92, with a relative uncertainty of 3%. Furthermore, this model was used to estimate the annual radon concentration solely from winter-term measurements performed in 2013. The geometrical mean of the estimated annual radon concentration of the 2013: radon concentration (A-2013) =98 Bqm(-3) was almost equal to the geometrical mean of the annual radon concentration from the 2010, radon concentration (A-2010) = 99 Bqm(-3). Analysis of the influence of building characteristics, such as presence/absence of a basement in the building, or the dominant building material on the estimated annual radon concentration is also reported. Our results show that a low number of relatively short-term radon measurements may produce a reasonable insight into a gross average obtained in a larger survey.
T2  - Nuclear technology and radiation protection
T1  - Prediction of Long-Term Indoor Radon Concentration Based on Short-Term Measurements
VL  - 32
IS  - 1
SP  - 77
EP  - 84
DO  - 10.2298/NTRP1701077S
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Ivanova, Kremena and Bossew, Peter and Boev, Blažo and Žunić, Zora S. and Tsenova, Martina and Ćurguz, Zoran and Kolarž, Predrag M. and Zdravkovska, Milka and Ristova, Mimoza",
year = "2017",
abstract = "We present a method for the estimation of annual radon concentration based on short-term (three months) measurements. The study involves results from two independent sets of indoor radon concentration measurements performed in 16 cities of the Republic of Macedonia. The first data set contains winter and annual radon concentration obtained during the National survey in 2010 and the second, contains only the radon concentration measured during the winter of 2013. Both data sets pertain to radon concentration from the same cities and have been measured applying the same methodology in ground floor dwellings. The results appeared to be consistent and the dispersion of radon concentration was low. Linear regression analysis of the radon concentration measured in winter of 2010 and of the 2010 annual radon concentration revealed a high coefficient of determination R-2 = 0.92, with a relative uncertainty of 3%. Furthermore, this model was used to estimate the annual radon concentration solely from winter-term measurements performed in 2013. The geometrical mean of the estimated annual radon concentration of the 2013: radon concentration (A-2013) =98 Bqm(-3) was almost equal to the geometrical mean of the annual radon concentration from the 2010, radon concentration (A-2010) = 99 Bqm(-3). Analysis of the influence of building characteristics, such as presence/absence of a basement in the building, or the dominant building material on the estimated annual radon concentration is also reported. Our results show that a low number of relatively short-term radon measurements may produce a reasonable insight into a gross average obtained in a larger survey.",
journal = "Nuclear technology and radiation protection",
title = "Prediction of Long-Term Indoor Radon Concentration Based on Short-Term Measurements",
volume = "32",
number = "1",
pages = "77-84",
doi = "10.2298/NTRP1701077S"
}
Stojanovska, Z. A., Ivanova, K., Bossew, P., Boev, B., Žunić, Z. S., Tsenova, M., Ćurguz, Z., Kolarž, P. M., Zdravkovska, M.,& Ristova, M.. (2017). Prediction of Long-Term Indoor Radon Concentration Based on Short-Term Measurements. in Nuclear technology and radiation protection, 32(1), 77-84.
https://doi.org/10.2298/NTRP1701077S
Stojanovska ZA, Ivanova K, Bossew P, Boev B, Žunić ZS, Tsenova M, Ćurguz Z, Kolarž PM, Zdravkovska M, Ristova M. Prediction of Long-Term Indoor Radon Concentration Based on Short-Term Measurements. in Nuclear technology and radiation protection. 2017;32(1):77-84.
doi:10.2298/NTRP1701077S .
Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Ivanova, Kremena, Bossew, Peter, Boev, Blažo, Žunić, Zora S., Tsenova, Martina, Ćurguz, Zoran, Kolarž, Predrag M., Zdravkovska, Milka, Ristova, Mimoza, "Prediction of Long-Term Indoor Radon Concentration Based on Short-Term Measurements" in Nuclear technology and radiation protection, 32, no. 1 (2017):77-84,
https://doi.org/10.2298/NTRP1701077S . .
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Thoron, radon and air ions spatial distribution in indoor air

Kolarž, Predrag M.; Vaupotič, Janja; Kobal, Ivan; Ujić, Predrag; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Žunić, Zora S.

(2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Kolarž, Predrag M.
AU  - Vaupotič, Janja
AU  - Kobal, Ivan
AU  - Ujić, Predrag
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7163
AB  - Spatial distribution of radioactive gasses thoron (Tn) and radon (Rn) in indoor air of 9 houses mostly during winter period of 2013 has been studied. According to properties of alpha decay of both elements, air ionization was also measured. Simultaneous continual measurements using three Rn/an and three air-ion active instruments deployed on to three different distances from the wall surface have shown various outcomes. It has turned out that Tn and air ions concentrations decrease with the distance increase, while Rn remained uniformly distributed. Exponential fittings function for Tn variation with distance was used for the diffusion length and constant as well as the exhalation rate determination. The obtained values were similar with experimental data reported in the literature. Concentrations of air ions were found to be in relation with Rn and obvious, but to a lesser extent, with Tn. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
T2  - Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
T1  - Thoron, radon and air ions spatial distribution in indoor air
VL  - 173
SP  - 70
EP  - 74
DO  - 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.006
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Kolarž, Predrag M. and Vaupotič, Janja and Kobal, Ivan and Ujić, Predrag and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Žunić, Zora S.",
year = "2017",
abstract = "Spatial distribution of radioactive gasses thoron (Tn) and radon (Rn) in indoor air of 9 houses mostly during winter period of 2013 has been studied. According to properties of alpha decay of both elements, air ionization was also measured. Simultaneous continual measurements using three Rn/an and three air-ion active instruments deployed on to three different distances from the wall surface have shown various outcomes. It has turned out that Tn and air ions concentrations decrease with the distance increase, while Rn remained uniformly distributed. Exponential fittings function for Tn variation with distance was used for the diffusion length and constant as well as the exhalation rate determination. The obtained values were similar with experimental data reported in the literature. Concentrations of air ions were found to be in relation with Rn and obvious, but to a lesser extent, with Tn. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Journal of Environmental Radioactivity",
title = "Thoron, radon and air ions spatial distribution in indoor air",
volume = "173",
pages = "70-74",
doi = "10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.006"
}
Kolarž, P. M., Vaupotič, J., Kobal, I., Ujić, P., Stojanovska, Z. A.,& Žunić, Z. S.. (2017). Thoron, radon and air ions spatial distribution in indoor air. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 173, 70-74.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.006
Kolarž PM, Vaupotič J, Kobal I, Ujić P, Stojanovska ZA, Žunić ZS. Thoron, radon and air ions spatial distribution in indoor air. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2017;173:70-74.
doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.006 .
Kolarž, Predrag M., Vaupotič, Janja, Kobal, Ivan, Ujić, Predrag, Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Žunić, Zora S., "Thoron, radon and air ions spatial distribution in indoor air" in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 173 (2017):70-74,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.006 . .
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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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Istraživanje koncentracije radona u zatvorenim prostorijama u regionu Gore, Kosovo i Metohija

Gulan, Ljiljana; Milić, Gordana; Jakupi, Bajram; Žunić, Zora S.

(Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе, 2017)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Gulan, Ljiljana
AU  - Milić, Gordana
AU  - Jakupi, Bajram
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8270
UR  - https://plus.sr.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/245691404
UR  - http://dzz.org.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Zbornik_XXIX_Simpozijum_DZZ_SCG_Srebrno_jezero_2.pdf
AB  - Godišnja merenja radona u zatvorenim prostorijama izvedena su u 20 uglavnom
prizemnih kuća u regionu Gore, u južnom delu Kosova i Metohije. CR-39 Gammadata
detektori su postavljani u dnevnim i spavaćim sobama. Godišnja koncentracija radona
u dnevnim sobama kretala se u rasponu od 26 do 315 Bq m-3 sa srednjom vrednošću od
85,7 Bq m-3
, a u spavaćim sobama u rasponu od 28 do 448 Bq m-3 sa srednjom
vrednošću 75,6 Bq m- 3. Distribucije izmerenih koncentracija radona u dnevnim i
spavaćim sobama imaju očekivani lognormalni oblik; Mann-Whitney test je potvrdio da
ne postoji značajna razlika između koncentracija radona u različitim sobama. Najveće
izmerene vrednosti koncentracije radona u obe sobe su u kući izgrađenoj od kamena i
betona.
AB  - Annual indoor radon measurements were carried out in two rooms of 20 mostly ground
floor dwellings in Gora District, Southwestern part of Kosovo and Metohija. The CR-39
Gammadata detectors were placed in the living rooms and bedrooms. Annual radon
concentration in the living rooms range from 26 to 315 Bq m-3 with a mean value of
85.7 Bq m-3, while the same one in bedrooms range from 28 to 448 Bq m-3 with mean
value of 75.6 Bq m-3. The distributions of radon concentration measured in living rooms
and bedrooms follow the expected lognormal shape; Mann-Whitney test confirmed no
significant systematic difference between radon concentrations in the two room types
appears. The highest value of radon concentration in both rooms was in dwelling built
from stone and concrete.
PB  - Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе
C3  - 29. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
T1  - Istraživanje koncentracije radona u zatvorenim prostorijama u regionu Gore, Kosovo i Metohija
T1  - A survey of indoor radon concentrations in Gora district, Kosovo and Metohija
SP  - 167
EP  - 172
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Gulan, Ljiljana and Milić, Gordana and Jakupi, Bajram and Žunić, Zora S.",
year = "2017",
abstract = "Godišnja merenja radona u zatvorenim prostorijama izvedena su u 20 uglavnom
prizemnih kuća u regionu Gore, u južnom delu Kosova i Metohije. CR-39 Gammadata
detektori su postavljani u dnevnim i spavaćim sobama. Godišnja koncentracija radona
u dnevnim sobama kretala se u rasponu od 26 do 315 Bq m-3 sa srednjom vrednošću od
85,7 Bq m-3
, a u spavaćim sobama u rasponu od 28 do 448 Bq m-3 sa srednjom
vrednošću 75,6 Bq m- 3. Distribucije izmerenih koncentracija radona u dnevnim i
spavaćim sobama imaju očekivani lognormalni oblik; Mann-Whitney test je potvrdio da
ne postoji značajna razlika između koncentracija radona u različitim sobama. Najveće
izmerene vrednosti koncentracije radona u obe sobe su u kući izgrađenoj od kamena i
betona., Annual indoor radon measurements were carried out in two rooms of 20 mostly ground
floor dwellings in Gora District, Southwestern part of Kosovo and Metohija. The CR-39
Gammadata detectors were placed in the living rooms and bedrooms. Annual radon
concentration in the living rooms range from 26 to 315 Bq m-3 with a mean value of
85.7 Bq m-3, while the same one in bedrooms range from 28 to 448 Bq m-3 with mean
value of 75.6 Bq m-3. The distributions of radon concentration measured in living rooms
and bedrooms follow the expected lognormal shape; Mann-Whitney test confirmed no
significant systematic difference between radon concentrations in the two room types
appears. The highest value of radon concentration in both rooms was in dwelling built
from stone and concrete.",
publisher = "Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе",
journal = "29. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова",
title = "Istraživanje koncentracije radona u zatvorenim prostorijama u regionu Gore, Kosovo i Metohija, A survey of indoor radon concentrations in Gora district, Kosovo and Metohija",
pages = "167-172"
}
Gulan, L., Milić, G., Jakupi, B.,& Žunić, Z. S.. (2017). Istraživanje koncentracije radona u zatvorenim prostorijama u regionu Gore, Kosovo i Metohija. in 29. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе., 167-172.
Gulan L, Milić G, Jakupi B, Žunić ZS. Istraživanje koncentracije radona u zatvorenim prostorijama u regionu Gore, Kosovo i Metohija. in 29. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова. 2017;:167-172..
Gulan, Ljiljana, Milić, Gordana, Jakupi, Bajram, Žunić, Zora S., "Istraživanje koncentracije radona u zatvorenim prostorijama u regionu Gore, Kosovo i Metohija" in 29. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова (2017):167-172.

Is high indoor radon concentration correlated with specific activity of radium in nearby soil? A study in Kosovo and Metohija

Gulan, Ljiljana; Stajic, Jelena M.; Bochicchio, Francesco; Carpentieri, Carmela; Milic, Gordana; Nikezić, Dragoslav; Žunić, Zora S.

(2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Gulan, Ljiljana
AU  - Stajic, Jelena M.
AU  - Bochicchio, Francesco
AU  - Carpentieri, Carmela
AU  - Milic, Gordana
AU  - Nikezić, Dragoslav
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1698
AB  - This paper presents indoor radon concentrations and specific activities of natural radionuclides measured in soils of Kosovo and Metohija. The measurements of radon concentration were performed during two consecutive 6-month periods in two rooms of 63 houses using CR-39 detectors. The annual radon concentration ranged from 30 to 810 Bq m(-3) with the average value of 128 Bq m(-3). Almost 15% of the houses had radon concentration higher than 200 Bq m(-3). The difference between radon concentrations measured in the two 6-month periods was analyzed, showing, as expected, a slightly higher radon concentration in the winter period than in the summer period. The variation between different rooms of the same houses was also analyzed, showing that 20% of the dwellings had a significantly higher radon concentration ( GT 100 Bq m(-3)) in one room compared to the other (the coefficient of variation ranged up to 96%). The specific activities of natural radionuclides in the nearby soil were determined by gamma spectrometry. The estimated average value (and standard deviation) of Ra-226, Th-232, and K-40 specific activities were 32 (13), 35 (16), and 582 (159) Bq kg(-1), respectively. The correlation between indoor Rn-222 and Ra-226 content in soil was investigated. Only a weak correlation was found (Spearmans rho = 0.220) indicating that other factors might affect diffusion and accumulation of radon indoors, as confirmed also by the high variability between the rooms of the same houses.
T2  - Environmental Science and Pollution Research
T1  - Is high indoor radon concentration correlated with specific activity of radium in nearby soil? A study in Kosovo and Metohija
VL  - 24
IS  - 24
SP  - 19561
EP  - 19568
DO  - 10.1007/s11356-017-9538-8
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Gulan, Ljiljana and Stajic, Jelena M. and Bochicchio, Francesco and Carpentieri, Carmela and Milic, Gordana and Nikezić, Dragoslav and Žunić, Zora S.",
year = "2017",
abstract = "This paper presents indoor radon concentrations and specific activities of natural radionuclides measured in soils of Kosovo and Metohija. The measurements of radon concentration were performed during two consecutive 6-month periods in two rooms of 63 houses using CR-39 detectors. The annual radon concentration ranged from 30 to 810 Bq m(-3) with the average value of 128 Bq m(-3). Almost 15% of the houses had radon concentration higher than 200 Bq m(-3). The difference between radon concentrations measured in the two 6-month periods was analyzed, showing, as expected, a slightly higher radon concentration in the winter period than in the summer period. The variation between different rooms of the same houses was also analyzed, showing that 20% of the dwellings had a significantly higher radon concentration ( GT 100 Bq m(-3)) in one room compared to the other (the coefficient of variation ranged up to 96%). The specific activities of natural radionuclides in the nearby soil were determined by gamma spectrometry. The estimated average value (and standard deviation) of Ra-226, Th-232, and K-40 specific activities were 32 (13), 35 (16), and 582 (159) Bq kg(-1), respectively. The correlation between indoor Rn-222 and Ra-226 content in soil was investigated. Only a weak correlation was found (Spearmans rho = 0.220) indicating that other factors might affect diffusion and accumulation of radon indoors, as confirmed also by the high variability between the rooms of the same houses.",
journal = "Environmental Science and Pollution Research",
title = "Is high indoor radon concentration correlated with specific activity of radium in nearby soil? A study in Kosovo and Metohija",
volume = "24",
number = "24",
pages = "19561-19568",
doi = "10.1007/s11356-017-9538-8"
}
Gulan, L., Stajic, J. M., Bochicchio, F., Carpentieri, C., Milic, G., Nikezić, D.,& Žunić, Z. S.. (2017). Is high indoor radon concentration correlated with specific activity of radium in nearby soil? A study in Kosovo and Metohija. in Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(24), 19561-19568.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-9538-8
Gulan L, Stajic JM, Bochicchio F, Carpentieri C, Milic G, Nikezić D, Žunić ZS. Is high indoor radon concentration correlated with specific activity of radium in nearby soil? A study in Kosovo and Metohija. in Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2017;24(24):19561-19568.
doi:10.1007/s11356-017-9538-8 .
Gulan, Ljiljana, Stajic, Jelena M., Bochicchio, Francesco, Carpentieri, Carmela, Milic, Gordana, Nikezić, Dragoslav, Žunić, Zora S., "Is high indoor radon concentration correlated with specific activity of radium in nearby soil? A study in Kosovo and Metohija" in Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24, no. 24 (2017):19561-19568,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-9538-8 . .
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Comparison of radon doses based on different radon monitoring approaches

Vaupotič, Janja; Smrekar, Natasa; Žunić, Zora S.

(2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Vaupotič, Janja
AU  - Smrekar, Natasa
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1502
AB  - In 43 places (23 schools, 3 kindergartens, 16 offices and one dwelling), indoor radon has been monitored as an intercomparison experiment, using alpha-scintillation cells (SC - Joief Stefan Institute, Slovenia), various kinds of solid state nuclear track detectors (KIK - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; UFO - National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan; RET - University College Dublin, Ireland) and active electronic devices (EQF, Sarad, Germany). At the same place, the radon levels and, consequently, the effective doses obtained with different radon devices differed substantially (by a factor of 2 or more), and no regularity was observed as regards which detector would show a higher or lower dose. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
T2  - Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
T1  - Comparison of radon doses based on different radon monitoring approaches
VL  - 169
SP  - 19
EP  - 26
DO  - 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.023
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Vaupotič, Janja and Smrekar, Natasa and Žunić, Zora S.",
year = "2017",
abstract = "In 43 places (23 schools, 3 kindergartens, 16 offices and one dwelling), indoor radon has been monitored as an intercomparison experiment, using alpha-scintillation cells (SC - Joief Stefan Institute, Slovenia), various kinds of solid state nuclear track detectors (KIK - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; UFO - National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan; RET - University College Dublin, Ireland) and active electronic devices (EQF, Sarad, Germany). At the same place, the radon levels and, consequently, the effective doses obtained with different radon devices differed substantially (by a factor of 2 or more), and no regularity was observed as regards which detector would show a higher or lower dose. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Journal of Environmental Radioactivity",
title = "Comparison of radon doses based on different radon monitoring approaches",
volume = "169",
pages = "19-26",
doi = "10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.023"
}
Vaupotič, J., Smrekar, N.,& Žunić, Z. S.. (2017). Comparison of radon doses based on different radon monitoring approaches. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 169, 19-26.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.023
Vaupotič J, Smrekar N, Žunić ZS. Comparison of radon doses based on different radon monitoring approaches. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2017;169:19-26.
doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.023 .
Vaupotič, Janja, Smrekar, Natasa, Žunić, Zora S., "Comparison of radon doses based on different radon monitoring approaches" in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 169 (2017):19-26,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.11.023 . .
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Air ion and aerosol study in rural dwellings

Kolarž, Predrag M.; Vaupotič, Janja; Kobal, Ivan; Ujić, Predrag; Žunić, Zora S.

(Elsevier, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Kolarž, Predrag M.
AU  - Vaupotič, Janja
AU  - Kobal, Ivan
AU  - Ujić, Predrag
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/968
AB  - Concentration and size distribution of airborne particles (size range 10-1100 nm), using a SMPS+C Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer, and concentrations of positive and negative cluster ions (size range 0.36-1.6 nm), using several CDI-06 Gerdien-type integral air ion detectors, have been monitored in three rooms in rural dwellings of Serbia and Slovenia, during periods when nobody was present in the room and while smoking and heating were taking place. The highest particle generation rate was 2.4 x 10(11) min(-1) while cigarette smoking was taking place and was 1.5 x 10(11) min(-1) during heating with a cast iron stove with wood burning at 150 degrees C, and 1.1 x 10(10) min(-1), during heating with an Alpine -type oven at 40-50 degrees C. The related particle loss rate constants were 0.0603 min(-1), 0.0442 min(-1), and 0.0067 min(-1). The estimated mean values of the effective ion attachment rate beta(eff) vary between (2.2-5.4)10(-6) cm(3) s(-1). A correlation between ions concentration and particles concentration and their sizes has been sought, and findings are discussed and shown. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Journal of Aerosol Science
T1  - Air ion and aerosol study in rural dwellings
VL  - 95
SP  - 118
EP  - 134
DO  - 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.02.002
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Kolarž, Predrag M. and Vaupotič, Janja and Kobal, Ivan and Ujić, Predrag and Žunić, Zora S.",
year = "2016",
abstract = "Concentration and size distribution of airborne particles (size range 10-1100 nm), using a SMPS+C Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer, and concentrations of positive and negative cluster ions (size range 0.36-1.6 nm), using several CDI-06 Gerdien-type integral air ion detectors, have been monitored in three rooms in rural dwellings of Serbia and Slovenia, during periods when nobody was present in the room and while smoking and heating were taking place. The highest particle generation rate was 2.4 x 10(11) min(-1) while cigarette smoking was taking place and was 1.5 x 10(11) min(-1) during heating with a cast iron stove with wood burning at 150 degrees C, and 1.1 x 10(10) min(-1), during heating with an Alpine -type oven at 40-50 degrees C. The related particle loss rate constants were 0.0603 min(-1), 0.0442 min(-1), and 0.0067 min(-1). The estimated mean values of the effective ion attachment rate beta(eff) vary between (2.2-5.4)10(-6) cm(3) s(-1). A correlation between ions concentration and particles concentration and their sizes has been sought, and findings are discussed and shown. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Journal of Aerosol Science",
title = "Air ion and aerosol study in rural dwellings",
volume = "95",
pages = "118-134",
doi = "10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.02.002"
}
Kolarž, P. M., Vaupotič, J., Kobal, I., Ujić, P.,& Žunić, Z. S.. (2016). Air ion and aerosol study in rural dwellings. in Journal of Aerosol Science
Elsevier., 95, 118-134.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.02.002
Kolarž PM, Vaupotič J, Kobal I, Ujić P, Žunić ZS. Air ion and aerosol study in rural dwellings. in Journal of Aerosol Science. 2016;95:118-134.
doi:10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.02.002 .
Kolarž, Predrag M., Vaupotič, Janja, Kobal, Ivan, Ujić, Predrag, Žunić, Zora S., "Air ion and aerosol study in rural dwellings" in Journal of Aerosol Science, 95 (2016):118-134,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.02.002 . .
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Variation of indoor radon concentration and ambient dose equivalent rate in different outdoor and indoor environments

Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Boev, Blažo; Žunić, Zora S.; Ivanova, Kremena; Ristova, Mimoza; Tsenova, Martina; Šorša, Ajka; Janevik, Emilija; Taleski, Vaso; Bossew, Peter

(Springer, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Boev, Blažo
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Ivanova, Kremena
AU  - Ristova, Mimoza
AU  - Tsenova, Martina
AU  - Šorša, Ajka
AU  - Janevik, Emilija
AU  - Taleski, Vaso
AU  - Bossew, Peter
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1034
AB  - Subject of this study is an investigation of the variations of indoor radon concentration and ambient dose equivalent rate in outdoor and indoor environments of 40 dwellings, 31 elementary schools and five kindergartens. The buildings are located in three municipalities of two, geologically different, areas of the Republic of Macedonia. Indoor radon concentrations were measured by nuclear track detectors, deployed in the most occupied room of the building, between June 2013 and May 2014. During the deploying campaign, indoor and outdoor ambient dose equivalent rates were measured simultaneously at the same location. It appeared that the measured values varied from 22 to 990 Bq/m(3) for indoor radon concentrations, from 50 to 195 nSv/h for outdoor ambient dose equivalent rates, and from 38 to 184 nSv/h for indoor ambient dose equivalent rates. The geometric mean value of indoor to outdoor ambient dose equivalent rates was found to be 0.88, i.e. the outdoor ambient dose equivalent rates were on average higher than the indoor ambient dose equivalent rates. All measured can reasonably well be described by log-normal distributions. A detailed statistical analysis of factors which influence the measured quantities is reported.
PB  - Springer
T2  - Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
T1  - Variation of indoor radon concentration and ambient dose equivalent rate in different outdoor and indoor environments
VL  - 55
IS  - 2
SP  - 171
EP  - 183
DO  - 10.1007/s00411-016-0640-y
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Boev, Blažo and Žunić, Zora S. and Ivanova, Kremena and Ristova, Mimoza and Tsenova, Martina and Šorša, Ajka and Janevik, Emilija and Taleski, Vaso and Bossew, Peter",
year = "2016",
abstract = "Subject of this study is an investigation of the variations of indoor radon concentration and ambient dose equivalent rate in outdoor and indoor environments of 40 dwellings, 31 elementary schools and five kindergartens. The buildings are located in three municipalities of two, geologically different, areas of the Republic of Macedonia. Indoor radon concentrations were measured by nuclear track detectors, deployed in the most occupied room of the building, between June 2013 and May 2014. During the deploying campaign, indoor and outdoor ambient dose equivalent rates were measured simultaneously at the same location. It appeared that the measured values varied from 22 to 990 Bq/m(3) for indoor radon concentrations, from 50 to 195 nSv/h for outdoor ambient dose equivalent rates, and from 38 to 184 nSv/h for indoor ambient dose equivalent rates. The geometric mean value of indoor to outdoor ambient dose equivalent rates was found to be 0.88, i.e. the outdoor ambient dose equivalent rates were on average higher than the indoor ambient dose equivalent rates. All measured can reasonably well be described by log-normal distributions. A detailed statistical analysis of factors which influence the measured quantities is reported.",
publisher = "Springer",
journal = "Radiation and Environmental Biophysics",
title = "Variation of indoor radon concentration and ambient dose equivalent rate in different outdoor and indoor environments",
volume = "55",
number = "2",
pages = "171-183",
doi = "10.1007/s00411-016-0640-y"
}
Stojanovska, Z. A., Boev, B., Žunić, Z. S., Ivanova, K., Ristova, M., Tsenova, M., Šorša, A., Janevik, E., Taleski, V.,& Bossew, P.. (2016). Variation of indoor radon concentration and ambient dose equivalent rate in different outdoor and indoor environments. in Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
Springer., 55(2), 171-183.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00411-016-0640-y
Stojanovska ZA, Boev B, Žunić ZS, Ivanova K, Ristova M, Tsenova M, Šorša A, Janevik E, Taleski V, Bossew P. Variation of indoor radon concentration and ambient dose equivalent rate in different outdoor and indoor environments. in Radiation and Environmental Biophysics. 2016;55(2):171-183.
doi:10.1007/s00411-016-0640-y .
Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Boev, Blažo, Žunić, Zora S., Ivanova, Kremena, Ristova, Mimoza, Tsenova, Martina, Šorša, Ajka, Janevik, Emilija, Taleski, Vaso, Bossew, Peter, "Variation of indoor radon concentration and ambient dose equivalent rate in different outdoor and indoor environments" in Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 55, no. 2 (2016):171-183,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00411-016-0640-y . .
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The use of tree bark as long term biomonitor of Cs-137 deposition

Cosma, Constantin; Iurian, Andra-Rada; Incze, Reka; Kovacs, Tibor; Žunić, Zora S.

(Elsevier, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Cosma, Constantin
AU  - Iurian, Andra-Rada
AU  - Incze, Reka
AU  - Kovacs, Tibor
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/965
AB  - Airborne Cs-137 originated from the nuclear tests in the atmosphere and from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was retained by the trees biomass and nowadays it can still be found in various concentrations in tree barks from Romania and other European countries. This study brings the first results of Cs-137 presence in tree bark from Romania on different considerations: (i) data dispersion in spruce and oak bark from NW, SW and central Romania, and the spatial variability of Cs-137 within oak and spruce bark from a natural protected forest area from Balvanyos area (Covasna County), known to be highly affected by the Chernobyl nuclear release; (ii) comparison of Cs-137 content in different tree bark species (oak, spruce, poplar and cherry); (iii) differences in Cs-137 concentrations with the bark depth layers and around the tree trunk; and (iv) comparison of mean Cs-137 values in spruce/oak bark from Romania with data from other European countries. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
T1  - The use of tree bark as long term biomonitor of Cs-137 deposition
VL  - 153
SP  - 126
EP  - 133
DO  - 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.12.019
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Cosma, Constantin and Iurian, Andra-Rada and Incze, Reka and Kovacs, Tibor and Žunić, Zora S.",
year = "2016",
abstract = "Airborne Cs-137 originated from the nuclear tests in the atmosphere and from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was retained by the trees biomass and nowadays it can still be found in various concentrations in tree barks from Romania and other European countries. This study brings the first results of Cs-137 presence in tree bark from Romania on different considerations: (i) data dispersion in spruce and oak bark from NW, SW and central Romania, and the spatial variability of Cs-137 within oak and spruce bark from a natural protected forest area from Balvanyos area (Covasna County), known to be highly affected by the Chernobyl nuclear release; (ii) comparison of Cs-137 content in different tree bark species (oak, spruce, poplar and cherry); (iii) differences in Cs-137 concentrations with the bark depth layers and around the tree trunk; and (iv) comparison of mean Cs-137 values in spruce/oak bark from Romania with data from other European countries. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Journal of Environmental Radioactivity",
title = "The use of tree bark as long term biomonitor of Cs-137 deposition",
volume = "153",
pages = "126-133",
doi = "10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.12.019"
}
Cosma, C., Iurian, A., Incze, R., Kovacs, T.,& Žunić, Z. S.. (2016). The use of tree bark as long term biomonitor of Cs-137 deposition. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Elsevier., 153, 126-133.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.12.019
Cosma C, Iurian A, Incze R, Kovacs T, Žunić ZS. The use of tree bark as long term biomonitor of Cs-137 deposition. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2016;153:126-133.
doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.12.019 .
Cosma, Constantin, Iurian, Andra-Rada, Incze, Reka, Kovacs, Tibor, Žunić, Zora S., "The use of tree bark as long term biomonitor of Cs-137 deposition" in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 153 (2016):126-133,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.12.019 . .
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Variance of indoor radon concentration: Major influencing factors

Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.; Vasilyev, Aleksey; Malinovsky, Georgy; Bossew, Peter; Žunić, Zora S.; Onischenko, Alexandra; Zhukovsky, Michael

(2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.
AU  - Vasilyev, Aleksey
AU  - Malinovsky, Georgy
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Onischenko, Alexandra
AU  - Zhukovsky, Michael
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/819
AB  - Variance of radon concentration in dwelling atmosphere is analysed with regard to geogenic and anthropogenic influencing factors. Analysis includes review of 81 national and regional indoor radon surveys with varying sampling pattern, sample size and duration of measurements and detailed consideration of two regional surveys (Sverdlovsk oblast, Russia and Niska Banja, Serbia). The analysis of the geometric standard deviation revealed that main factors influencing the dispersion of indoor radon concentration over the territory are as follows: area of territory, sample size, characteristics of measurements technique, the radon geogenic potential, building construction characteristics and living habits. As shown for Sverdlovsk oblast and Niska Banja town the dispersion as quantified by GSD is reduced by restricting to certain levels of control factors. Application of the developed approach to characterization of the world population radon exposure is discussed. (C) 2015 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.
T2  - Science of the Total Environment
T1  - Variance of indoor radon concentration: Major influencing factors
VL  - 541
SP  - 155
EP  - 160
DO  - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.077
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Yarmoshenko, Ilia V. and Vasilyev, Aleksey and Malinovsky, Georgy and Bossew, Peter and Žunić, Zora S. and Onischenko, Alexandra and Zhukovsky, Michael",
year = "2016",
abstract = "Variance of radon concentration in dwelling atmosphere is analysed with regard to geogenic and anthropogenic influencing factors. Analysis includes review of 81 national and regional indoor radon surveys with varying sampling pattern, sample size and duration of measurements and detailed consideration of two regional surveys (Sverdlovsk oblast, Russia and Niska Banja, Serbia). The analysis of the geometric standard deviation revealed that main factors influencing the dispersion of indoor radon concentration over the territory are as follows: area of territory, sample size, characteristics of measurements technique, the radon geogenic potential, building construction characteristics and living habits. As shown for Sverdlovsk oblast and Niska Banja town the dispersion as quantified by GSD is reduced by restricting to certain levels of control factors. Application of the developed approach to characterization of the world population radon exposure is discussed. (C) 2015 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Science of the Total Environment",
title = "Variance of indoor radon concentration: Major influencing factors",
volume = "541",
pages = "155-160",
doi = "10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.077"
}
Yarmoshenko, I. V., Vasilyev, A., Malinovsky, G., Bossew, P., Žunić, Z. S., Onischenko, A.,& Zhukovsky, M.. (2016). Variance of indoor radon concentration: Major influencing factors. in Science of the Total Environment, 541, 155-160.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.077
Yarmoshenko IV, Vasilyev A, Malinovsky G, Bossew P, Žunić ZS, Onischenko A, Zhukovsky M. Variance of indoor radon concentration: Major influencing factors. in Science of the Total Environment. 2016;541:155-160.
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.077 .
Yarmoshenko, Ilia V., Vasilyev, Aleksey, Malinovsky, Georgy, Bossew, Peter, Žunić, Zora S., Onischenko, Alexandra, Zhukovsky, Michael, "Variance of indoor radon concentration: Major influencing factors" in Science of the Total Environment, 541 (2016):155-160,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.077 . .
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Results of radon CR-39 detectors exposed in schools due two different long-term periods

Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Boev, Blažo; Žunić, Zora S.; Bossew, Peter; Jovevska, Svetlana

(2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Boev, Blažo
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Jovevska, Svetlana
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1251
AB  - The paper deals with the recent survey of indoor radon (Rn) results in schools, where paired CR-39 detectors were simultaneously exposed to different long-term periods, i.e., one detector was exposed during the whole year and the other one in the period of the school year duration. To be able to compare the results obtained, for its analysis, the relative bias and U tests were used. It was found that there are no systematic differences between the results, which points that the exposure of the detector during summer vacations did not affect the estimated average annual radon concentration. The paired results were modelled by a linear function, giving an extremely high coefficient of determination R-2 = 0.99.
T2  - Nukleonika
T1  - Results of radon CR-39 detectors exposed in schools due two different long-term periods
VL  - 61
IS  - 3
SP  - 385
EP  - 389
DO  - 10.1515/nuka-2016-0064
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Boev, Blažo and Žunić, Zora S. and Bossew, Peter and Jovevska, Svetlana",
year = "2016",
abstract = "The paper deals with the recent survey of indoor radon (Rn) results in schools, where paired CR-39 detectors were simultaneously exposed to different long-term periods, i.e., one detector was exposed during the whole year and the other one in the period of the school year duration. To be able to compare the results obtained, for its analysis, the relative bias and U tests were used. It was found that there are no systematic differences between the results, which points that the exposure of the detector during summer vacations did not affect the estimated average annual radon concentration. The paired results were modelled by a linear function, giving an extremely high coefficient of determination R-2 = 0.99.",
journal = "Nukleonika",
title = "Results of radon CR-39 detectors exposed in schools due two different long-term periods",
volume = "61",
number = "3",
pages = "385-389",
doi = "10.1515/nuka-2016-0064"
}
Stojanovska, Z. A., Boev, B., Žunić, Z. S., Bossew, P.,& Jovevska, S.. (2016). Results of radon CR-39 detectors exposed in schools due two different long-term periods. in Nukleonika, 61(3), 385-389.
https://doi.org/10.1515/nuka-2016-0064
Stojanovska ZA, Boev B, Žunić ZS, Bossew P, Jovevska S. Results of radon CR-39 detectors exposed in schools due two different long-term periods. in Nukleonika. 2016;61(3):385-389.
doi:10.1515/nuka-2016-0064 .
Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Boev, Blažo, Žunić, Zora S., Bossew, Peter, Jovevska, Svetlana, "Results of radon CR-39 detectors exposed in schools due two different long-term periods" in Nukleonika, 61, no. 3 (2016):385-389,
https://doi.org/10.1515/nuka-2016-0064 . .
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Long-term measurements of radon, thoron and their airborne progeny in 25 schools in Republic of Srpska

Ćurguz, Zoran; Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Žunić, Zora S.; Kolarž, Predrag M.; Ischikawa, T.; Omori, Y.; Mishra, R.; Sapra, B. K.; Vaupotič, Janja; Ujić, Predrag; Bossew, Peter

(2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Ćurguz, Zoran
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Kolarž, Predrag M.
AU  - Ischikawa, T.
AU  - Omori, Y.
AU  - Mishra, R.
AU  - Sapra, B. K.
AU  - Vaupotič, Janja
AU  - Ujić, Predrag
AU  - Bossew, Peter
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/736
AB  - This article reports results of the first investigations on indoor radon, thoron and their decay products concentration in 25 primary schools of Banja Luka, capital city of Republic Srpska. The measurements have been carried out in the period from May 2011 to April 2012 using 3 types of commercially available nuclear track detectors, named: long-term radon monitor (GAMMA 1)- for radon concentration measurements (C-Rn); radon-thoron discriminative monitor (RADUET) for thoron concentration measurements (C-Tn); while equilibrium equivalent radon concentration (EERC) and equilibrium equivalent thoron concentrations (EETC) measured by Direct Radon Progeny Sensors/Direct Thoron Progeny Sensors (DRPS/DTPS) were exposed in the period November 2011 to April 2012. In each school the detectors were deployed at 10 cm distance from the wall. The obtained geometric mean concentrations were C-Rn = 99 Bq m(-3) and C-Tn = 51 Bq m(-3) for radon and thoron gases respectively. Those for equilibrium equivalent radon concentration (EERC) and equilibrium equivalent thoron concentrations (EETC) were 11.2 Bq m(-3) and 0.4 Bq m(-3), respectively. The correlation analyses showed weak relation only between C-Rn and C-Tn as well as between C-Tn and EETC. The influence of the school geographical locations and factors linked to buildings characteristic in relation to measured concentrations were tested. The geographical location and floor level significantly influence C-Rn while C-Tn depend only from building materials (ANOVA, p LT = 0.05). The obtained geometric mean values of the equilibrium factors were 0.123 for radon and 0.008 for thoron. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
T2  - Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
T1  - Long-term measurements of radon, thoron and their airborne progeny in 25 schools in Republic of Srpska
VL  - 148
SP  - 163
EP  - 169
DO  - 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.06.026
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Ćurguz, Zoran and Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Žunić, Zora S. and Kolarž, Predrag M. and Ischikawa, T. and Omori, Y. and Mishra, R. and Sapra, B. K. and Vaupotič, Janja and Ujić, Predrag and Bossew, Peter",
year = "2015",
abstract = "This article reports results of the first investigations on indoor radon, thoron and their decay products concentration in 25 primary schools of Banja Luka, capital city of Republic Srpska. The measurements have been carried out in the period from May 2011 to April 2012 using 3 types of commercially available nuclear track detectors, named: long-term radon monitor (GAMMA 1)- for radon concentration measurements (C-Rn); radon-thoron discriminative monitor (RADUET) for thoron concentration measurements (C-Tn); while equilibrium equivalent radon concentration (EERC) and equilibrium equivalent thoron concentrations (EETC) measured by Direct Radon Progeny Sensors/Direct Thoron Progeny Sensors (DRPS/DTPS) were exposed in the period November 2011 to April 2012. In each school the detectors were deployed at 10 cm distance from the wall. The obtained geometric mean concentrations were C-Rn = 99 Bq m(-3) and C-Tn = 51 Bq m(-3) for radon and thoron gases respectively. Those for equilibrium equivalent radon concentration (EERC) and equilibrium equivalent thoron concentrations (EETC) were 11.2 Bq m(-3) and 0.4 Bq m(-3), respectively. The correlation analyses showed weak relation only between C-Rn and C-Tn as well as between C-Tn and EETC. The influence of the school geographical locations and factors linked to buildings characteristic in relation to measured concentrations were tested. The geographical location and floor level significantly influence C-Rn while C-Tn depend only from building materials (ANOVA, p LT = 0.05). The obtained geometric mean values of the equilibrium factors were 0.123 for radon and 0.008 for thoron. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Journal of Environmental Radioactivity",
title = "Long-term measurements of radon, thoron and their airborne progeny in 25 schools in Republic of Srpska",
volume = "148",
pages = "163-169",
doi = "10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.06.026"
}
Ćurguz, Z., Stojanovska, Z. A., Žunić, Z. S., Kolarž, P. M., Ischikawa, T., Omori, Y., Mishra, R., Sapra, B. K., Vaupotič, J., Ujić, P.,& Bossew, P.. (2015). Long-term measurements of radon, thoron and their airborne progeny in 25 schools in Republic of Srpska. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 148, 163-169.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.06.026
Ćurguz Z, Stojanovska ZA, Žunić ZS, Kolarž PM, Ischikawa T, Omori Y, Mishra R, Sapra BK, Vaupotič J, Ujić P, Bossew P. Long-term measurements of radon, thoron and their airborne progeny in 25 schools in Republic of Srpska. in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2015;148:163-169.
doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.06.026 .
Ćurguz, Zoran, Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Žunić, Zora S., Kolarž, Predrag M., Ischikawa, T., Omori, Y., Mishra, R., Sapra, B. K., Vaupotič, Janja, Ujić, Predrag, Bossew, Peter, "Long-term measurements of radon, thoron and their airborne progeny in 25 schools in Republic of Srpska" in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 148 (2015):163-169,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.06.026 . .
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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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High variability of indoor radon concentrations in uraniferous bedrock areas in the Balkan region

Žunić, Zora S.; Ujić, Predrag; Nađđerđ, Laslo; Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.; Radanovic, S. B.; Petrović, S. Komatina; Čeliković, Igor T.; Komatina, M.; Bossew, Peter

(2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Ujić, Predrag
AU  - Nađđerđ, Laslo
AU  - Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.
AU  - Radanovic, S. B.
AU  - Petrović, S. Komatina
AU  - Čeliković, Igor T.
AU  - Komatina, M.
AU  - Bossew, Peter
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/231
AB  - In this work the strong influence of geological factors on the variability of indoor radon is found in two of three geologically very different regions of South-Eastern Europe. A method to estimate the annual mean concentration when one seasonal measurement is missing is proposed. Large differences of radon concentrations in different rooms of the same house and significant difference in radon concentrations in one season comparing it to the others are noted in certain cases. Geological factors that can lead to such behavior are discussed. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
T2  - Applied Radiation and Isotopes
T1  - High variability of indoor radon concentrations in uraniferous bedrock areas in the Balkan region
VL  - 94
SP  - 328
EP  - 337
DO  - 10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.08.018
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žunić, Zora S. and Ujić, Predrag and Nađđerđ, Laslo and Yarmoshenko, Ilia V. and Radanovic, S. B. and Petrović, S. Komatina and Čeliković, Igor T. and Komatina, M. and Bossew, Peter",
year = "2014",
abstract = "In this work the strong influence of geological factors on the variability of indoor radon is found in two of three geologically very different regions of South-Eastern Europe. A method to estimate the annual mean concentration when one seasonal measurement is missing is proposed. Large differences of radon concentrations in different rooms of the same house and significant difference in radon concentrations in one season comparing it to the others are noted in certain cases. Geological factors that can lead to such behavior are discussed. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
journal = "Applied Radiation and Isotopes",
title = "High variability of indoor radon concentrations in uraniferous bedrock areas in the Balkan region",
volume = "94",
pages = "328-337",
doi = "10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.08.018"
}
Žunić, Z. S., Ujić, P., Nađđerđ, L., Yarmoshenko, I. V., Radanovic, S. B., Petrović, S. K., Čeliković, I. T., Komatina, M.,& Bossew, P.. (2014). High variability of indoor radon concentrations in uraniferous bedrock areas in the Balkan region. in Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 94, 328-337.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.08.018
Žunić ZS, Ujić P, Nađđerđ L, Yarmoshenko IV, Radanovic SB, Petrović SK, Čeliković IT, Komatina M, Bossew P. High variability of indoor radon concentrations in uraniferous bedrock areas in the Balkan region. in Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2014;94:328-337.
doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.08.018 .
Žunić, Zora S., Ujić, Predrag, Nađđerđ, Laslo, Yarmoshenko, Ilia V., Radanovic, S. B., Petrović, S. Komatina, Čeliković, Igor T., Komatina, M., Bossew, Peter, "High variability of indoor radon concentrations in uraniferous bedrock areas in the Balkan region" in Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 94 (2014):328-337,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.08.018 . .
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First Step of Indoor Thoron Mapping of Kosovo and Metohija

Gulan, Ljiljana; Žunić, Zora S.; Milic, Gordana; Ishikawa, Tetsuo; Omori, Yasutaka; Vučković, Biljana; Nikezić, Dragoslav; Krstić, Dragana Ž.; Bossew, Peter

(2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Gulan, Ljiljana
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Milic, Gordana
AU  - Ishikawa, Tetsuo
AU  - Omori, Yasutaka
AU  - Vučković, Biljana
AU  - Nikezić, Dragoslav
AU  - Krstić, Dragana Ž.
AU  - Bossew, Peter
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7051
AB  - The survey of natural radioactivity in Kosovo and Metohija involves 180 indoor Rn-220 measurements. They were performed either in living rooms or in bedrooms of 127 individual, rural type houses, using a passive method with application of CR-39 solid-state nuclear track detectors. Detectors were deployed at a distance of GT 10 cm from the walls. Values of all 180 measurements for 127 houses give an arithmetic mean (AM) of 132 Bq m(-3). The data for indoor thoron mapping arranged within 10 km x 10 km grid cells give an AM of 118 Bq m(-3) over AM grid cells. The distribution over individual data and the grid cells can be described as normal. About 19 % of the area of Kosovo and Metohija was covered by mapping. This study includes statistical analysis and discussion of factors, such as geogenic and seasonal, which possibly affect thoron concentration, as well as comparison with simultaneous radon measurements.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - First Step of Indoor Thoron Mapping of Kosovo and Metohija
VL  - 162
IS  - 1-2
SP  - 157
EP  - 162
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncu250
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Gulan, Ljiljana and Žunić, Zora S. and Milic, Gordana and Ishikawa, Tetsuo and Omori, Yasutaka and Vučković, Biljana and Nikezić, Dragoslav and Krstić, Dragana Ž. and Bossew, Peter",
year = "2014",
abstract = "The survey of natural radioactivity in Kosovo and Metohija involves 180 indoor Rn-220 measurements. They were performed either in living rooms or in bedrooms of 127 individual, rural type houses, using a passive method with application of CR-39 solid-state nuclear track detectors. Detectors were deployed at a distance of GT 10 cm from the walls. Values of all 180 measurements for 127 houses give an arithmetic mean (AM) of 132 Bq m(-3). The data for indoor thoron mapping arranged within 10 km x 10 km grid cells give an AM of 118 Bq m(-3) over AM grid cells. The distribution over individual data and the grid cells can be described as normal. About 19 % of the area of Kosovo and Metohija was covered by mapping. This study includes statistical analysis and discussion of factors, such as geogenic and seasonal, which possibly affect thoron concentration, as well as comparison with simultaneous radon measurements.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "First Step of Indoor Thoron Mapping of Kosovo and Metohija",
volume = "162",
number = "1-2",
pages = "157-162",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncu250"
}
Gulan, L., Žunić, Z. S., Milic, G., Ishikawa, T., Omori, Y., Vučković, B., Nikezić, D., Krstić, D. Ž.,& Bossew, P.. (2014). First Step of Indoor Thoron Mapping of Kosovo and Metohija. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 162(1-2), 157-162.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncu250
Gulan L, Žunić ZS, Milic G, Ishikawa T, Omori Y, Vučković B, Nikezić D, Krstić DŽ, Bossew P. First Step of Indoor Thoron Mapping of Kosovo and Metohija. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2014;162(1-2):157-162.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncu250 .
Gulan, Ljiljana, Žunić, Zora S., Milic, Gordana, Ishikawa, Tetsuo, Omori, Yasutaka, Vučković, Biljana, Nikezić, Dragoslav, Krstić, Dragana Ž., Bossew, Peter, "First Step of Indoor Thoron Mapping of Kosovo and Metohija" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 162, no. 1-2 (2014):157-162,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncu250 . .
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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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Results from Time Integrated Measurements of Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Decay Product Concentrations in Schools in the Republic of Macedonia

Stojanovska, Zdenka A.; Žunić, Zora S.; Bossew, Peter; Bochicchio, Francesco; Carpentieri, Carmela; Venoso, Gennaro; Mishra, Rosaline; Rout, R. P.; Sapra, B. K.; Burghele, Bety D.; Cucos-Dinu, A.; Boev, Blažo; Cosma, C.

(2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
AU  - Žunić, Zora S.
AU  - Bossew, Peter
AU  - Bochicchio, Francesco
AU  - Carpentieri, Carmela
AU  - Venoso, Gennaro
AU  - Mishra, Rosaline
AU  - Rout, R. P.
AU  - Sapra, B. K.
AU  - Burghele, Bety D.
AU  - Cucos-Dinu, A.
AU  - Boev, Blažo
AU  - Cosma, C.
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7050
AB  - As part of a survey on concentrations of radon, thoron and their decay products in different indoor environments of the Balkan region involving international collaboration, measurements were performed in 43 schools from 5 municipalities of the Republic of Macedonia. The time-integrated radon and thoron gas concentrations (C-Rn and C-Tn) were measured by CR-39 (placed in chambers with different diffusion barriers), whereas the equilibrium equivalent radon and thoron concentrations (EERC and EETC) were measured using direct radon-thoron progeny sensors consisting of LR-115 nuclear track detectors. The detectors were deployed at a distance of at least 0.5 m from the walls as well as far away from the windows and doors in order to obtain more representative samples of air from the breathing zone; detectors were exposed over a 3-month period (March-May 2012). The geometric mean (GM) values [and geometric standard deviations (GSDs)] of C-Rn, C-Tn, EERC and EETC were 76 (1.7), 12 (2.3), 27 (1.4) and 0.75 Bq m(-3) (2.5), respectively. The equilibrium factors between radon and its decay products (F-Rn) and thoron and its decay products (F-Tn( GT 0.5) m) were evaluated: FRn ranged between 0.10 and 0.84 and F-Tn( GT 0.5) m ranged between 0.003 and 0.998 with GMs (and GSDs) equal to 0.36 (1.7) and 0.07 (3.4), respectively.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Results from Time Integrated Measurements of Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Decay Product Concentrations in Schools in the Republic of Macedonia
VL  - 162
IS  - 1-2
SP  - 152
EP  - 156
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncu249
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojanovska, Zdenka A. and Žunić, Zora S. and Bossew, Peter and Bochicchio, Francesco and Carpentieri, Carmela and Venoso, Gennaro and Mishra, Rosaline and Rout, R. P. and Sapra, B. K. and Burghele, Bety D. and Cucos-Dinu, A. and Boev, Blažo and Cosma, C.",
year = "2014",
abstract = "As part of a survey on concentrations of radon, thoron and their decay products in different indoor environments of the Balkan region involving international collaboration, measurements were performed in 43 schools from 5 municipalities of the Republic of Macedonia. The time-integrated radon and thoron gas concentrations (C-Rn and C-Tn) were measured by CR-39 (placed in chambers with different diffusion barriers), whereas the equilibrium equivalent radon and thoron concentrations (EERC and EETC) were measured using direct radon-thoron progeny sensors consisting of LR-115 nuclear track detectors. The detectors were deployed at a distance of at least 0.5 m from the walls as well as far away from the windows and doors in order to obtain more representative samples of air from the breathing zone; detectors were exposed over a 3-month period (March-May 2012). The geometric mean (GM) values [and geometric standard deviations (GSDs)] of C-Rn, C-Tn, EERC and EETC were 76 (1.7), 12 (2.3), 27 (1.4) and 0.75 Bq m(-3) (2.5), respectively. The equilibrium factors between radon and its decay products (F-Rn) and thoron and its decay products (F-Tn( GT 0.5) m) were evaluated: FRn ranged between 0.10 and 0.84 and F-Tn( GT 0.5) m ranged between 0.003 and 0.998 with GMs (and GSDs) equal to 0.36 (1.7) and 0.07 (3.4), respectively.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Results from Time Integrated Measurements of Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Decay Product Concentrations in Schools in the Republic of Macedonia",
volume = "162",
number = "1-2",
pages = "152-156",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncu249"
}
Stojanovska, Z. A., Žunić, Z. S., Bossew, P., Bochicchio, F., Carpentieri, C., Venoso, G., Mishra, R., Rout, R. P., Sapra, B. K., Burghele, B. D., Cucos-Dinu, A., Boev, B.,& Cosma, C.. (2014). Results from Time Integrated Measurements of Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Decay Product Concentrations in Schools in the Republic of Macedonia. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 162(1-2), 152-156.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncu249
Stojanovska ZA, Žunić ZS, Bossew P, Bochicchio F, Carpentieri C, Venoso G, Mishra R, Rout RP, Sapra BK, Burghele BD, Cucos-Dinu A, Boev B, Cosma C. Results from Time Integrated Measurements of Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Decay Product Concentrations in Schools in the Republic of Macedonia. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2014;162(1-2):152-156.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncu249 .
Stojanovska, Zdenka A., Žunić, Zora S., Bossew, Peter, Bochicchio, Francesco, Carpentieri, Carmela, Venoso, Gennaro, Mishra, Rosaline, Rout, R. P., Sapra, B. K., Burghele, Bety D., Cucos-Dinu, A., Boev, Blažo, Cosma, C., "Results from Time Integrated Measurements of Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Decay Product Concentrations in Schools in the Republic of Macedonia" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 162, no. 1-2 (2014):152-156,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncu249 . .
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