Collaborative investigations on thoron and radon in some rural communities of Balkans
Authors: uni, Z. S.; elikovi, I.; Tokonami, S.; Ishikawa, T.; Uji, P.; Onischenko, A.; Zhukovsky, M.; Mili, G.; Jakupi, B.; ukni, O.; Veselinovi, N.; Fujimoto, K.; Sahoo, S. K.; Yarmoshenko, I.
Source: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Volume 141, Number 4, November 2010 , pp. 346-350(5)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:This paper deals with the results of the first-field use in the Balkans, i.e. Serbia and Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Hercegovina), of a passive polycarbonate Mark II type and poliallyldiglycol carbonate (Cr-39) alpha track detectors sensitive to thoron as well as to radon. Both types of solid state nuclear track detectors were designed and supplied by National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Chiba, Japan. The commercial names for these detectors which all have been field tested in Balkan rural communities are known as: UFO and RADUET passive discriminative radon/thoron detectors. No database of thoron and thoron progeny concentrations in dwellings in Serbia or Balkans region exist, and as a result, the level of exposure of the Serbian population to thoron and its progeny is unknown so far.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-11-01
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