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Journal: Elements
Published: 01 December 2023
Elements (2023) 19 (6): 403–407.
... have been the preferred chemical form for applications involving the separation of radon gas, as in production of radon seeds for medical implantation in tumors, or in quack remedies, such as Radithor, promoted as cures for every ailment under the sun, and which, if indeed containing 226 Ra...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 December 2022
Russ. Geol. Geophys. (2022) 63 (12): 1424–1441.
... valley were sampled during the field works conducted within the study of low-radon waters of the Novosibirsk urban agglomeration in the area lying away from known granite massifs. Laboratory analyses have revealed enhanced radon activity concentrations (from 5 to 149 Bq/dm 3 ). It has been established...
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Journal: Lithosphere
Publisher: GSW
Published: 16 June 2022
Lithosphere (2022) 2022 (Special 9): 2039170.
...Yancheng Wang; Guangquan Chen; Hongjun Yu; Xingyong Xu; Wenquan Liu; Tengfei Fu; Qiao Su; Yinqiao Zou; Narumol Kornkanitnan; Xuefa Shi Abstract Radon ( 222 Rn) has been widely employed as a tracer for estimating submarine groundwater discharge (SGD). However, the uncertainty of the SGD estimation...
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Journal: Lithosphere
Publisher: GSW
Published: 08 December 2021
Lithosphere (2021) 2021 (Special 4): 2015665.
...Shuai Zhang; Jiantao Cao; Yong Liu; Jun Liu; Changshou Hong; Bo Lei Abstract On the basis of reviewing the existing research status of cumulative damage of the rock mass and summarizing the existing engineering application fields of radon, this paper attempts to apply radon detection technology...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2021
Russ. Geol. Geophys. (2021) 62 (5): 589–603.
... aftershocks focal mechanism precursors faults rock massif deformations radon emanation groundwater dynamics Bystrinskoe earthquake in the Southern Baikal region Thus, the considered area has a key position in the structure of the Baikal rift system, and it is distinguished by a relatively low...
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Series: Engineering Geology Special Publications
Published: 09 June 2020
DOI: 10.1144/EGSP29.1
EISBN: 9781786204653
... cut into by the glacial valley of the River Ure ( Cooper 2020 a ). Fig. 1.35. The influence of faults on mining subsidence and the angle-of-draw ( Donnelly 2020 a ). Fig. 1.36. Radon potential map of England and Wales ( Appleton 2020 ). Abstract The UK is perhaps...
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Series: Engineering Geology Special Publications
Published: 09 June 2020
DOI: 10.1144/EGSP29.18
EISBN: 9781786204653
... Fig. 18.1. Average annual radiation dose to the UK population (data from Watson et al. 2005 ). Fig. 18.2. Solid radioactive decay particles from radon ( 222 Rn), including polonium-218, attached to natural aerosol and dust particles are inhaled and irradiate the lining...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2020
American Mineralogist (2020) 105 (5): 708–715.
...Dariusz Malczewski; Maria Dziurowicz Abstract Emanation coefficients for radon ( 222 Rn) and thoron ( 220 Rn) were measured from fully metamict samarskite collected from Centennial Cone after 1 h and 24 h annealing in argon from 473 to 1373 K. For the 1 h annealing run, 222 Rn emanation...
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Journal Article
Published: 05 February 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 3.
... anomalie de température modélisation thermodynamique Mont Tlamacas Popocatepetl volcan Mexique Monitoring of soil gas temperature, meteorological parameters, radon concentration and certain other associated physical characteristics is an important part of volcanology. Some previous...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2019
Russ. Geol. Geophys. (2019) 60 (2): 204–214.
...K.Zh. Seminsky; A.A. Bobrov; S. Demberel Abstract —Examples of two geodynamically active regions in Central Mongolia are used to demonstrate the radon and tectonic activities of faults and find out how their individual parameters affect the radon field. In general, the radon activity of faults...
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Journal Article
Published: 19 November 2018
Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (2019) 19 (3): 245–254.
... and the water we drink contain ultra-trace amounts of these elements. Measurements of uranium, thorium, radium, radon, lead and polonium radionuclides (RN) in various media have been undertaken since their discovery more than a century ago ( Becquerel 1901 ; Borkowski 1949 ; Solomon & Estes 1948...
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Journal Article
Published: 23 October 2018
The Canadian Mineralogist (2018) 56 (4): 451–462.
...), while 220 Rn emanation coefficients varied from 3 × 10 –4 % (Minas Gerais zircon) to 7 × 10 –2 % (Miask zircon). Both 222 Rn and 220 Rn emanation coefficients observed in this study correlate strongly with the absorbed α-dose from the 232 Th decay series. Radon emanations, however, do not correlate...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP466.14
EISBN: 9781786203786
... and meteorological surveys on the surface. Monitoring of the microclimate of the caves focuses on measuring the effects of tourism and monitoring the levels of radon, with the aim of the ensuring the safety of the park’s employees. Ensuring a favourable status for the underground habitats and species is laid down...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451
EISBN: 9781786203328
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.11
EISBN: 9781786203328
... Abstract This volume draws together the final outputs of the five-year UNESCO / IUGS / IGCP Project 571 and presents new data on radon in the built and natural environments, radon as a diagnostic tool of geophysical phenomena, reflections and recommendations on the future of radon research...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.5
EISBN: 9781786203328
... Abstract Radon ( 222 Rn) has been highlighted by a number of authors as a significant public health concern. For example, it is the second most significant cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking ( c. 1000–2000 and 21 000 deaths per year in the UK and USA, respectively), yet a very high...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.2
EISBN: 9781786203328
... Abstract The majority of radon measurements in the built environment are made over sub-year periods and are then generally seasonally corrected (i.e. scaled by an appropriate seasonal correction factor (SCF)) to estimate the annual average radon concentration. SCFs are statistically derived...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.4
EISBN: 9781786203328
... Abstract Radon is generally regarded as a naturally occurring radiological hazard but we report here measurements of significant, hazardous radon concentrations that arise from man-made sources: for example, radium-dial watches. This study is an examination and assessment of health risks from...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.9
EISBN: 9781786203328
... 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...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.10
EISBN: 9781786203328
... to compare the Austrian values with data from neighbouring countries. It became clear that only a few published datasets exist that are comparable. Radon analyses of soil gas in the Czech Republic and Bavaria show the same geological patterns as the Austrian radon analyses of the groundwater. In addition...
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