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Over the past decade, the European Radiation Protection Programme stimulated research in the field of exposure to radon and thoron and their daughter products. In the period 1980-1984, most efforts were devoted to the determination of the distribution of exposure within the various countries. This was done through national and regional surveys, and yielded a reliable picture of the average exposures of the European populations as well as an indication of regions where higher than average exposure may occur. In 1987, an ad hoc working party of the Article 31 Group of Experts published a report outlining the present situation within the Community. The data currently available, the regulatory aspects, an outline of the five years' programme finishing in December 1989 as well as the main results obtained and, finally, the main lines of the new 1990-1991 programme are presented.

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Authors: OLAST M, CEC Bruxelles (BE);SINNAEVE J, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Exposition au Radon dans les Habitations: Aspects Techniques et Sanitaires, Paris (FR), Jan. 10-11, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper FR 35291 ORA
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