Vol. 3, 2018

Original research papers

Radon and Thoron


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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