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Abstract

This book presents the proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Natural Radiation Environment held in Lisboa (Portugal) in December 1987. Substantial doses of environmental radioactiviy arise from natural radionuclides such as 226Ra, 210Pb, and 210Po as well as from radon. Exposure to this radioactivity, especially indoor exposure to radon and its decay products, can constitute a health hazard. Many papers are presented on the subject of radon, its entry into the indoor environment, and the factors influencing its indoor concentrations. Attempts at predictive models are given. Radon measurement techniques and the results of surveys are discussed. Other papers concern dose and risk assessment, mitigation techniques and control strategies.

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Authors: DE BETTENCOURT A O, LNET1/DPSR (PT);GALVAO J P, LNET1/DPSR (PT);LOWDER W, US Department of Energy (US);OLAST M, CEC Bruxelles (BE);SINNAEVE J (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11895 EN (1988) 559 pp.
Availability: Nuclear Technology Publishing, P.O. Box No. 7, Ashford, Kent (GB)
ISBN: ISSN 0144-8420
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