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

Janja Vaupotic, A. Brodar, A. Gregoric and I. Kobal
Radon dynamics in a dwelling with high radon levels in a karst area (in Radon, health and natural hazards, Gavin K. Gillmore (editor), F. E. Perrier (editor) and Robin G. M. Crockett (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (January 2017) 451 (1): 63-82


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 (super -3) ) have been found: 6.28X/: 3.05 for spring, 1.25X/: 3.78 for summer, 5.17X/: 2.03 kBq m (super -3) for autumn and 9.83X/: 1.48 for winter on the ground floor; and 1.43X/: 3.71 for spring, 0.168X/: 2.49 for summer, 1.08X/: 2.39 for autumn and 2.08X/: 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.

ISSN: 0305-8719
EISSN: 2041-4927
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 451
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Radon dynamics in a dwelling with high radon levels in a karst area
Title: Radon, health and natural hazards
Author(s): Vaupotic, JanjaBrodar, A.Gregoric, A.Kobal, I.
Author(s): Gillmore, Gavin K.editor
Author(s): Perrier, F. E.editor
Author(s): Crockett, Robin G. M.editor
Affiliation: Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Pages: 63-82
Published: 20170111
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 50
Accession Number: 2017-012119
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 8 tables, geol. sketch map
N45°00'00" - N47°00'00", E14°00'00" - E16°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Nova Gorica, SVN, Slovenia
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201709
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