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Abstract

Natural radiation exposures are now considered as a potential risk for the population. This is particularly true for the exposure to the radon daughters which dominate largely the natural radiation exposures and which may in some cases be high enough to justify remedial actions. Large survey programmes have been carried out in the Member States in order to determine the distribution of indoor radon concentrations and to determine the number of dwellings with too high concentrations. The priority areas for the ongoing (19851989) Radiation Protection Programme are reviewed and results are discussed. This addresses fundamental research on the behaviour of radon daughters in the indoor environment, improvement of lung dosimetry, evaluation of radon ingress into dwellings and development of practical and cost effective countermeasures. An overview of regulatory measures in the Member States is given.

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Authors: SINNAEVE J, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);OLAST M CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: 2ND INTERNATIONAL SPECIALITY CONFERENCE ON INDOOR RADON, CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY (USA), APRIL 6-10, 1987 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 33243 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126002800 / Last updated on: 1988-02-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en