Integrated natural radiation exposure studies in stable Yugoslav rural communities

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Zunic, ZS en
dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, JP en
dc.contributor.author Walsh, C en
dc.contributor.author Birovljev, A en
dc.contributor.author Simopoulos, SE en
dc.contributor.author Jakupi, B en
dc.contributor.author Gordanic, V en
dc.contributor.author Demajo, M en
dc.contributor.author Trotti, F en
dc.contributor.author Falk, R en
dc.contributor.author Vanmarcke, H en
dc.contributor.author Paridaens, J en
dc.contributor.author Fujimoto, K en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:41:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:41:55Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/30665
dc.subject Natural radiation en
dc.subject Radon en
dc.subject Thoron en
dc.subject Yugoslavia en
dc.subject.classification Environmental Sciences en
dc.subject.other Health care en
dc.subject.other Radon en
dc.subject.other Rural areas en
dc.subject.other Thorium en
dc.subject.other Natural radiation exposures en
dc.subject.other Environmental engineering en
dc.subject.other polonium en
dc.subject.other radon en
dc.subject.other radon daughter en
dc.subject.other alpha radiation en
dc.subject.other calibration en
dc.subject.other conference paper en
dc.subject.other cosmic radiation en
dc.subject.other environmental monitoring en
dc.subject.other geology en
dc.subject.other instrument en
dc.subject.other natural radioactivity en
dc.subject.other nuclear energy en
dc.subject.other priority journal en
dc.subject.other radiation exposure en
dc.subject.other radiation measurement en
dc.subject.other retrospective study en
dc.subject.other rural population en
dc.subject.other sampling en
dc.subject.other seasonal variation en
dc.subject.other surface property en
dc.subject.other technique en
dc.subject.other Yugoslavia en
dc.subject.other Air Pollutants, Radioactive en
dc.subject.other Air Pollution, Indoor en
dc.subject.other Air Pollution, Radioactive en
dc.subject.other Environmental Exposure en
dc.subject.other Humans en
dc.subject.other Radiation Dosage en
dc.subject.other Radon en
dc.subject.other Radon Daughters en
dc.subject.other Rural Health en
dc.subject.other Yugoslavia en
dc.title Integrated natural radiation exposure studies in stable Yugoslav rural communities en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00702-1 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00702-1 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2001 en
heal.abstract The results of field investigations of natural radiation exposures of the general population in two stable rural communities in Yugoslavia are presented. The principal emphasis was on exposures to contemporary indoor radon, but measurements of external penetrating radiation absorbed dose rates in air were carried out in the majority of cases. In addition, in a limited number of dwellings, measurements of thoron gas concentrations were made. By means of making a series of sequential 3-month radon measurements, both seasonal variations and annual average radon levels in the dwellings were determined. Using passive alpha track detectors, individual radon and thoron indoor concentrations as high as 9591 Bq m(-3) and 709 Bq m(-3), respectively, were detected while absorbed dose rates in air in the dwellings as high as 430 nGy h(-1) were recorded. On the basis of these different types of measurements, assessments could be made of the integrated natural radiation exposures being received by the populations. In addition to contemporary radon measurements, retrospective radon exposure assessments in most of the dwellings were made on the basis of measurements of Po-210 concentrations in both surface (glass) traps and in volume (porous materials) traps. A description is given of the sampling strategics and protocols used in this field work. It is shown that at least one stable rural community receiving high natural radiation exposures, has been clearly identified and plans for future health investigations of the population there are outlined. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. en
heal.publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV en
heal.journalName Science of the Total Environment en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S0048-9697(01)00702-1 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000169858600031 en
dc.identifier.volume 272 en
dc.identifier.issue 1-3 en
dc.identifier.spage 253 en
dc.identifier.epage 259 en

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record