Radon exhalation rate of some building materials common in Serbia
Čeliković, Igor T.
Jevremović, Aleksandar M.
Lončar, Boris B.
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It is well-known that radon is the second important human carcinogen for lung cancer, after smoking. The major sources of indoor radon concentrations are soil and building material. Under certain conditions, a dose received from the inhalation of radon and its progenies can be higher than a dose received from the external exposure due to radium concentration in building materials. In this contribution, the results of the radon and thoron exhalation rate measurement from 9 commonly used building materials are reported. Exhalation rate measurements were performed with accumulation chamber method using active device for measurement of radon concentration. © 2019 RAD Association. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Exhalation rate measurement / Thoron / Radon / Building materials
Source:RAD Conference Proceedings, 2019, 3, 119-122
- Nuclear physics, methods and application (RS-171018)
- Physical and functional effects of radiation interaction with electrotechnical and biological systems (RS-171007)
- Conference of 6th International Conference on Radiation and Applications in Various Fields of Research, RAD 2018 ; Conference Date: 18 June 2018 Through 22 June 2018; Conference Code:149557