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Radon Research is a resource featuring scientific papers and presentations on radon-related research.

Measuring Radioactive Noble Gases by Absorption in Polycarbonates and Other Organics: From Radon Indoors to Nuclear Safety

Measuring Radioactive Noble Gases by Absorption in Polycarbonates and Other Organics: From Radon Indoors to Nuclear Safety

Authored by: Dobromir S. Pressyanov

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Estimation of Effective Doses Derived from Radon in Selected SPA Centers that Use Geothermal Waters Based on the Information of Radon Concentrations

Estimation of Effective Doses Derived from Radon in Selected SPA Centers that Use Geothermal Waters Based on the Information of Radon Concentrations

Authored By: Walczak K, Zmyślony M.

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BACKGROUND:

Geothermal waters contain, among other components, soluble radon gas. Alpha radioactive radon is a health hazard to humans, especially when it gets into the respiratory tract. SPA facilities that use geothermal water can be a source of an increased radiation dose to people who stay there. Based on the available literature concerning radon concentrations, we assessed exposure to radon among people - workers and visitors of Spa centers that use geothermal waters.

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Uncertainties in Estimating Health Risks Associated with Exposure to Ionising Radiation.

Uncertainties in Estimating Health Risks Associated with Exposure to Ionising Radiation.

Authored By: R. Julian Preston, John D Boice Jr., A Bertrand Brill, Ranajit Chakraborty, Rory Conolly, F Owen Hoffman, Richard W. Hornung, David C. Kocher, Charles E. Land, Roy E. Shore and Gayle E. Woloschak

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Measurement of Indoor and Outodoor Radon Concentrations During Superstorm Sandy

Measurement of Indoor and Outodoor Radon Concentrations During Superstorm Sandy

Authored by: Payasada Kotrappa, Prateek Paul, Alex Stieff and Frederick Stieff

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Radon Remediation and Prevention Status in 23 European Countries

Radon Remediation and Prevention Status in 23 European Countries

Authored by: Holmgren O, Arvela H, Collignan B, Jiránek M, Ringer W.

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Application of Thoron Interference as a Tool for Simultaneous Measurement of Radon and Thoron with a Pulse Ionisation Chamber

Application of Thoron Interference as a Tool for Simultaneous Measurement of Radon and Thoron with a Pulse Ionisation Chamber

Authored By: R. M. Tripathi, C. G. Sumesh, A. Vinod Kumar and V. D. Puranik

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Radon in Schools Overview of State Laws

The following resource provides a summary of state laws and regulations on radon in schools. This document is designed to give public officials, advocates and others interested in strengthening state policies a set of ways in which radon is addressed as a major part of school indoor environmental issues.

Other materials are available through ELI’s Indoor Environments and Green Buildings Policy Resource Center: www.eli.org/buildings/tseh.cfm.

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Radon and COPD Mortality in the American Cancer Society Cohort

Radon and COPD mortality in the American Cancer Society Cohort

Authored by: Michelle C. Turner, Daniel Krewski, Yue Chen, C. Arden Pope III,
Susan M. Gapsture and Michael J. Thune

Abstract: Although radon gas is a known cause of lung cancer, the association between residential radon and mortality from non-malignant respiratory disease has not been well characterised.

The Cancer Prevention Study-II is a large prospective cohort study of nearly 1.2 million Americans recruited in 1982. Mean county-level residential radon concentrations were linked to study participants’ residential address based on their ZIP code at enrolment (mean¡SD
53.5¡38.0 Bq?m-3). Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to estimate adjusted
hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for non-malignant respiratory disease
mortality associated with radon concentrations. After necessary exclusions, a total of 811,961

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Canadian Lung Cancer Relative Risk from Radon Exposure for Short Periods in Childhood Compared to a Lifetime

Canadian Lung Cancer Relative Risk from Radon Exposure for Short Periods in Childhood Compared to a Lifetime

Authored by: Chen J.

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Dynamics of Soil Gas Radon Concentration in a Highly Permeable Soil Based on a Long-Term High Temporal Resolution Observation Series

Dynamics of Soil Gas Radon Concentration in a Highly Permeable Soil Based On a Long-Term High Temporal Resolution Observation Series

Authored By:Szabó KZ, Jordan G, Horváth A, Szabó C.

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