Effective Dose for Real Population Exposed to Indoor Radon in Dwellings of the Former Uranium Mine Area Kalna (Eastern Serbia)
AuthorsVucic, D. A.
Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
Krstić, Danijela Z.
Žunić, Zora S.
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This paper deals with calculated effective doses that members of real population received from radon gas and its short lived progeny during air inhalation in their dwellings at field site Kalna in Eastern Serbia. There are two crucial parameters in effective dose calculation: Dose Conversion Factor (DCF) for particular subjects (including real gender, age and physical activity level) and indoor concentration of radon and its short lived progeny in field area. According to the results of indoor radon measurements in the area of former uranium mine, Kalna, the effective dose for this real population was estimated by using the dosimetric lung model, developed by authors according ICRP Publication 66. Authentic software was developed for determination of effective dose per unit inhaled activity of radon progeny, DCF expressed in unit [mSv/WLM]. The results, obtained according to ICRP 66 dosimeter lung model, were compared with results calculated according to ICRP Publication 65. The dosime...tric results were, also, compared and discussed with epidemiological approach data, according to UNSCEAR.
Keywords:dosimetry / lung model / radon / effective dose / real population
Source:Romanian Journal of Physics, 2013, 58, S336-S347
- 1st East European Radon Symposium (FERAS), Sep 02-05, 2012, Cluj Napoca, Romania