An outdoor radon survey and minimizing the uncertainties in low level measurements using CR-39 detectors

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323803
Title:
An outdoor radon survey and minimizing the uncertainties in low level measurements using CR-39 detectors
Authors:
Gunning, G A; Pollard, D; Finch, E C
Citation:
Gunning GA, Pollard D, Finch EC. An outdoor radon survey and minimizing the uncertainties in low level measurements using CR-39 detectors. J Radiol Prot. 2014, 34 (2):457
Publisher:
Journal of Radiological Protection
Journal:
Journal of Radiological Protection
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323803
DOI:
10.1088/0952-4746/34/2/457
Additional Links:
http://stacks.iop.org/0952-4746/34/i=2/a=457?key=crossref.c1b129ac1f79b3e4d65379254d1b75ca
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Long term outdoor radon measurements were recorded in Ireland using CR-39 track etch detectors. A measurement protocol was designed for this study, which was optimized for the relatively low radon concentrations expected outdoors. This protocol included pre-etching the detectors before exposure to allow radon tracks to be more easily distinguished from background. The average outdoor radon concentration for the Republic of Ireland was found to be 5.6 ± 0.7 Bq m−3. A statistically significant difference between inland and coastal radon concentrations was evident but no difference between mean radon concentrations on the east coast and those on the west coast was observed.
Keywords:
RADIATION; PUBLIC HEALTH
ISSN:
0952-4746; 1361-6498

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dc.contributor.authorGunning, G Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPollard, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorFinch, E Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-25T08:35:07Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-25T08:35:07Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-
dc.identifier.citationGunning GA, Pollard D, Finch EC. An outdoor radon survey and minimizing the uncertainties in low level measurements using CR-39 detectors. J Radiol Prot. 2014, 34 (2):457en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0952-4746-
dc.identifier.issn1361-6498-
dc.identifier.doi10.1088/0952-4746/34/2/457-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323803-
dc.descriptionLong term outdoor radon measurements were recorded in Ireland using CR-39 track etch detectors. A measurement protocol was designed for this study, which was optimized for the relatively low radon concentrations expected outdoors. This protocol included pre-etching the detectors before exposure to allow radon tracks to be more easily distinguished from background. The average outdoor radon concentration for the Republic of Ireland was found to be 5.6 ± 0.7 Bq m−3. A statistically significant difference between inland and coastal radon concentrations was evident but no difference between mean radon concentrations on the east coast and those on the west coast was observed.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Radiological Protectionen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://stacks.iop.org/0952-4746/34/i=2/a=457?key=crossref.c1b129ac1f79b3e4d65379254d1b75caen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Radiological Protectionen_GB
dc.subjectRADIATIONen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleAn outdoor radon survey and minimizing the uncertainties in low level measurements using CR-39 detectorsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Radiological Protectionen_GB
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