Preliminary study of thoron and radon levels in various indoor environments in Slovenia
Authors: Vaupoti, J.; Kvsi, N.
Source: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Volume 141, Number 4, November 2010 , pp. 383-385(3)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Using the Raduet discriminative radonthoron solid-state nuclear track detectors, a limited number of measurements were recently carried out about 1 m away from any wall and 1.5 m above the floor in different environments in Slovenia. The following thoron and radon ranges were obtained, respectively (Bq m3): 33700 and 254900 in 2 dwellings, 11215 and 22422 in 5 kindergartens, 21368 and 404609 in 35 elementary schools, 471361 and 923280 in 4 hospitals, 437 and 10153 in 9 spas and 800880 and 40606870 in 1 karst cave (2 places). In case of thoron and radon concentrations lognormal distribution was confirmed, while the statistical relationship between them was weak.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-11-01
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