radon gas Articles

  • A simple radon chamber for use with soil gas for calibration of radon measuring devices and instruments

    A simple and easy to use radon calibration chamber of volume of 216 litres was designed and constructed for applications in calibration of radon measuring devices and for research studies. The main advantage of this chamber is that instead of using 226Ra source to generate the 222Rn inside the chamber, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The investigation and measurement of the radon gas working level inside buildings in Rafsanjan

    Radon gas and its daughters are radioactive and radiate alpha particles with high energy. These particles can cause DNA damage, which may or may not be properly repaired. Also, if these particles get into the lungs for a long period of time, they may damage the lungs' inner tissue. This is one of the most important causes of lung cancer after smoking. This paper presents a report on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Czech studies of lung cancer risk from radon

    Epidemiological evidence of lung cancer risk from radon is based mainly on studies of men employed underground in mines. One such study among uranium miners was established in 1970 by Josef Sevc. During the 1980s, another occupational study followed. In 1989, Sevc designed a new large cohort study among inhabitants exposed to high radon concentrations in homes. The paper reports recent results ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is Radon & Radiation from Granite Countertops a Concern?

    Over the past several years there have been numerous media reports about possible health concerns regarding granite countertops emitting radiation and radon gas into people’s homes and businesses.  Granite’s durability and decorative appearance have made it a popular building material in many homes and buildings. Almost any type of rock could contain naturally occurring ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The radiological impact of the presence of radon, thoron and their progeny in the environment of a liquid petroleum gas bottling plant

    The seasonal variation of the activity of radon, thoron and their progeny has been measured, and the annual exposure, lifetime fatality risk and annual effective dose to the workers in a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant due to exposure from a mixed field of radon and thoron have been calculated over the four seasons of the year. The measurements were carried out using a passive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mitigation of workplace radon gas concentration using high–performance epoxy resin coating

    The indoor radon gas released from concrete was measured using a 0.65 × 0.65 × 0.65 m fabricated concrete slab room, simulating a workplace. The indoor radon gas concentration was monitored, and the remediation method was examined. Radon concentrations were monitored using Radon Monitor Model 1023 from Sun Nuclear. Results show that average radon concentrations reached 111 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The study of radon levels and absorbed dose in the staff and visitors of Alisadr Cave

    CR-39 passive integrating Solid State Nuclear Track etch Detectors (SSNTDs) were used to measure atmospheric radon concentrations in the Alisadr show cave in Hamedan province, Iran. This was done in order to assess the risk from natural environmental radiation to tourists and cave guides. The study was carried out in 12 locations in the winter and spring periods. The mean radon concentration ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Correlation between radon levels and lung cancer mortality rates: experimental and theoretical problems

    Radon is a radioactive gas and is present in most earth materials such as soil, stone, air, water and others. Comprehensive and scientifically rigorous studies found a low lung cancer mortality rate in high radon areas. It is opposite to the linear no-threshold hypothesis (LNTH), which is a popular theory in the field of radiation safety. The fact is explained by the theory of energy transfer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prevention measures against radiation exposure to radon in well waters: analysis of the present situation in Finland

    Naturally occurring radioactive elements are found in all groundwaters, especially in bedrock waters. Exposure to these radioactive elements increases the risk of cancer. The most significant of these elements is radon which, as a gas, is mobile and dissolves in groundwater. In Finland, water supply plants are obliged to carry out statutory monitoring of the water quality, including radon. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Clinical significance of low-dose radiation therapy: radiation hormesis

    This study was designed to investigate the clinical significance of low-dose radiation therapy, radiation hormesis, and accuracy of therapeutic regimen. Radiation hormesis was performed in six patients (four patients with malignant diseases and two patients with benign diseases) in the experimental room where they could be exposed to a low level of direct gamma ray and inhale radon gas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FRACKING: Freeing Energy Resources versus Polluting the Earth and Public Health with Radiation and Toxic Chemicals?

    Fracking demands the use of millions of gallons of water, precious drinking water, and sand infused with up to 1,000 different toxic chemicals to fracture the shale rock and release the trapped gas or oil. The wastewater, brine, and sludge are then returned to the surface and in need of disposal. Unfortunately there is not yet a clear and safe method of disposal or storage. Among these chemicals ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Ionising Radiation

    Introduction The energy level of some types of radiation is high enough so that when they interact with matter they cause the formation of electrically charged particles or ion-pairs and break molecular bonds. These so-called ionising radiations are by their nature potentially harmful to life; at high doses they can be lethal and at lower doses can cause genetic damage. Ionising radiation occurs ...

  • Vapor intrusion mitigated through solar-powered exhaust systems

    EPA Region 6 undertook a Superfund removal action earlier this year at the Delfasco Forge site in Grand Prairie, TX, to address trichloroethene (TCE) vapor migrating from a groundwater plume. Region 6 and the State had determined after extensive site investigations that technologies such as soil vapor extraction or natural attenuation would require several years to remove or reduce the plume ...

  • Superinsulated Houses

    Superinsulated building is a method of energy-efficient construction that can be adapted to any structure, commercial or residential, in any climate. A superinsulated (SI) home can save 75% of the annual energy costs for heating and cooling compared to a standard home, and is also more comfortable and healthy for the occupants. SI houses can be of any design—Colonial, Victorian, Contemporary, ...


  • What is Activated Carbon?

    Adsorption with activated carbon can apply. The more awareness people have of the Earth, the more applications activated carbons will have. is thus a commonly seen process in applications such as gas masks, space capsules, nuclear plants and so forth, in which the removal of gases is highly needed. ...


    By Cocarb

  • Vapor intrusion and indoor air quality due diligence during property transactions

    Vapor intrusion (i.e. the migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated soil and/or ground water through the subsurface into overlying building structures) as a contributing indoor air has become a growing concern for property owners and prospective purchasers in recent years as it can cause significant indoor air quality problems. This is largely due to the increased focus on this issue by ...

  • Phosphate Fertilizer Plants Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • 5 Things You Probably Didnt Know About Indoor Air Quality

    Did you know that air fresheners, candles, furniture, carpets & many other items create indoor air pollutants and are a health risk says Camfil Air Filtration Experts! When you mention air pollution, most people automatically think of smog around cities and factories, or millions of cars racing from one place to another leaving trails of fumes behind them as they ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Conducting The Phase I Assessment - Records Review

     This is the second in a series of five articles relating to conducting Phase I Environmental Site assessments. Each article attempts to give the reader a thorough understanding of a specific aspect of the Phase I process and Clayton’s commitment to meeting or exceeding the requirements of ASTM Standard E 1527 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site ...


  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

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