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Outdoor Radon as a Tool to Estimate Radon Priority Areas—A Literature Overview

TitoloOutdoor Radon as a Tool to Estimate Radon Priority Areas—A Literature Overview
Tipo di pubblicazioneArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Anno di Pubblicazione2022
AutoriČeliković, I., Pantelić G., Vukanac I., Nikolić J.K., Živanović M., Cinelli Giorgia, Gruber V., Baumann S., Poncela L.S.Q., and Rabago D.
RivistaInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Parole chiaveair pollutant, Air Pollutants, Air pollution, circadian rhythm, concentration (composition), concentration (parameter), Environmental conditions, environmental exposure, environmental factor, environmental temperature, estimation method, health hazard, health risk, health survey, Housing, Indoor, indoor air, indoor air pollution, Indoor environment, practice guideline, radiation monitoring, Radioactive, Radon, review, seasonal variation, Sensitivity analysis

Doses from the exposure to outdoor radon are typically an order of magnitude smaller than those from indoor radon, causing a greater interest on investigation of the latter for radiation protection issues. As a consequence, assessment of radon priority areas (RPA) is mainly based on indoor radon measurements. Outdoor radon measurements might be needed to guarantee a com-plete estimation of radiological risk and may help to improve the estimation of RPA. Therefore, authors have analysed the available literature on outdoor radon to give an overview of outdoor radon surveys and potential correlation with indoor radon and estimation of RPA. The review has shown that outdoor radon surveys were performed at much smaller scale compared to indoor ra-don. Only a few outdoor radon maps were produced, with a much smaller density, covering a larger area, and therefore putting doubt on the representativeness of this data. Due to a large variety of techniques used for outdoor radon measurements and requirement to have detectors with a high sensitivity and resistance to harsh environmental conditions, a standardised measurement protocol should be derived. This is no simple endeavour since there are more applications in different scientific disciplines for outdoor radon measurements compared to indoor radon. © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


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Citation KeyČeliković2022