Comparison of radon doses based on different radon monitoring approaches
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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.
Keywords:Radon / Indoor air / Solid state nuclear track detectors / Retrospective detectors / Continuous electronic devices / Intercomparison / Dose estimates / Assessment of dose differences
Source:Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2017, 169, 19-26
- Slovenian Research Agency [P1-0143, BI-SC/04-05-002]