Vol. 3, 2018

Original research papers

Radon and Thoron

RADON EXHALATION RATE OF SOME BUILDING MATERIALS COMMON IN SERBIA

Dragan Avramović, Igor Čeliković, Predrag Ujić, Ivana Vukanac, Aleksandar Kandić, Aleksandar Jevremović, Dunja Antonijević, Boris Lončar

Pages: 119–122

DOI: 10.21175/RadProc.2018.26

It is well-known that radon is the second important human carcinogen for lung cancer, after smoking. The major sources of indoor radon concentrations are soil and building material. Under certain conditions, a dose received from the inhalation of radon and its progenies can be higher than a dose received from the external exposure due to radium concentration in building materials. In this contribution, the results of the radon and thoron exhalation rate measurement from 9 commonly used building materials are reported. Exhalation rate measurements were performed with accumulation chamber method using active device for measurement of radon concentration.
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