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Radon dynamics in a dwelling with high radon levels in a karst area

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J. Vaupotič
J. Vaupotič
1
Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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A. Brodar
A. Brodar
2
University of Nova Gorica, Vipavska cesta 13, SI-5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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A. Gregorič
A. Gregorič
2
University of Nova Gorica, Vipavska cesta 13, SI-5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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I. Kobal
I. Kobal
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Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Published:
January 01, 2018

Abstract

Year-long continuous radon monitoring was carried out (using Sarad Radon Scout devices) in a dwelling with high radon levels in the karst region of Slovenia. Two living rooms were selected: one on the ground floor with normal housework activities; and the second, on the first floor, closed and unattended. Meteorological data were also recorded. The following seasonal geometric means of radon activity concentration (kBq m−3) have been found: 6.28 ×/: 3.05 for spring, 1.25 ×/: 3.78 for summer, 5.17 ×/: 2.03 kBq m−3 for autumn and 9.83 ×/: 1.48 for winter on the ground floor; and 1.43 ×/: 3.71 for spring, 0.168 ×/: 2.49 for summer, 1.08 ×/: 2.39 for autumn and 2.08 ×/: 2.14 for winter on the first floor. Results are supported by additional radon measurements in other rooms; and in water the results indicate a strong radon source associated with an underground karst shaft.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Radon, Health and Natural Hazards

G. K. Gillmore
G. K. Gillmore
Kingston University, UK
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F. E. Perrier
F. E. Perrier
University Paris Diderot, France
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R. G. M. Crockett
R. G. M. Crockett
University of Northampton, UK
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The Geological Society of London
Volume
451
ISBN electronic:
9781786203328
Publication date:
January 01, 2018

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