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Abstract

The information required to predict radon levels in houses is so specific that it can only be given by an expert inspecting each house and its site. Radon entry from the soil depends on house specific factors and on regional factors which may be extracted from geological surveys. These geological factors may, however, vary on a small scale, even within a single house. This is why in- house radon prediction on a national scale would represent an enormous task which can finally be resolved only with the help of expert systems. The information input obtained from the inhabitants would be organized in such a system together with the input received from the radon experts, and then the system would be fitted to the actual radon measurements in houses. Such an expert system could be used as a predictive tool also by non- experts, such as health officers in an administration, when screening of a large number of houses is required.

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Authors: RAES T, JRC-ISPRA;STATE UNIVERSITY OF GENT, GENT, B;POFFIJN A, JRC-ISPRA;STATE UNIVERSITY OF GENT, GENT, B;EGGERMONT G JRC-ISPRA, JRC-ISPRA;STATE UNIVERSITY OF GENT, GENT, B;STATE UNIVERSITY OF GENT, GENT, B, JRC-ISPRA;STATE UNIVERSITY OF GENT, GENT, B
Bibliographic Reference: 4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE NATURAL RADIATION ENVIRONMENT, LISBOA, DEC. 7-11, 1987, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, BP 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 33635 E
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Record Number: 1989126064600 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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