The use of SSNTDS in the retrospective assessment of radon exposure in high radon rural communities in Yugoslavia
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A description is given of the field application of a technique using CR-39 and LR 115 detectors to determine alpha recoil implanted Po-210 surface activity on domestic glass artefacts in dwellings. These investigations took place in two small stable rural communities in uraniferous areas of Yugoslavia where between 32% and 74% of contemporary indoor radon levels were found to be above the commonly used Action Level of 200 Bq m(-3) and individual levels as high as 8700 Bq m(-3) were measured. The Po-210 data is used to retrospectively estimate radon exposures in these communities. Comparisons between the retrospectively estimated radon exposures and those being received at present are made.
Keywords:retrospective radon / Po-210 in glass
Source:Radiation Measurements, 1999, 31, 1-6, 343-346
- 19th International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids (ICNTSs), Aug 31-Sep 05, 1998, Besancon, France