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Radon is the largest and most variable contributor to the radiation dose to the public. Surveys of radon levels in homes and other buildings have been carried out throughout Europe to determine the magnitude of average exposures and to identify situations where excessive exposures occur. In order to ensure the quality of these measurements, it is important to compare different detectors exposed side by side. In 1996 the European Commission agreed to sponsor a series of three annual intercomparisons to be held at NRPB. The first intercomparison is reported here. Sixty two laboratories submitted 74 sets of 40 passive detectors. After exposure to radon and its decay products, the detectors were returned to their originating laboratories for assessment.

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Authors: NAISMITH S P, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton (GB);HOWARTH C B, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton (GB);MILES J C H, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18035 EN (1998) 111pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII-F-6, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2966256
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3467-0
Record Number: 199810986 / Last updated on: 1998-09-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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