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This report summarises and discusses the state of knowledge on sources of radon in indoor air, typical concentrations, health effects and radon risk estimates, indoor radon measuring methodology, instrumentation, remedial and preventive measures to reduce indoor radon, and recommended and regulatory radon levels. The report concludes that the cost of remedial actions and the lack of public interest are major obstacles in the reduction of population exposure. Appendices show the decay scheme of radon-222 and its short-lived progeny, and explain the special quantities and units for radon and radon decay products.

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Authors: BOCHICCHIO F, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma (IT);MCLAUGHLING J P, University College, Dublin (IE);PIERMATTEI S, National Agency for Environmental Protection, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16123 EN (1995) 60 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the RTD-Helpdesk, European Commission, DG XIII/D-2, EUFO 2286, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-0119-0
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