Radon in dwellings: the Irish National Radon Survey.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574170
Title:
Radon in dwellings: the Irish National Radon Survey.
Authors:
Fennell, S. G.; Mackin, G. M.; Madden, J. S.; McGarry, J. A.; Duffy, J. T.; O'Colmain, M.; Colgan, P. A.; Pollard, T.
Citation:
Fennell, S. G., Mackin, G. M., Madden, G. S., McGarry, J. T., Duffy, A. T., O' Colmain, M., Colgan, P. A., Pollard, D. Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland. 2002. Radon in dwellings: the Irish National Radon Survey. Dublin: Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland.
Publisher:
Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland
Issue Date:
Feb-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574170
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This report presents the results of a survey of radon in domestic dwellings in Ireland carried all by the Radiological Prolection Institute of Ireland (RPII) between 1992 and 1999. The survey was carried out to identify areas of the country most at risk of high indoor radon levels. The survey was geographically based using the 10 km grid squares of the Irish National Grid as the area. Indoor radon measurements were carried out for 12 m sing passive alpha track detectors in houses selecled at random in each grid square throughout the country. The results were used to predict the percentage of houses in each grid square with radon levels in excess of 200 8q/mJ (the Reference Level for house) Grid squares across the country in which this prediction exceeds 10% are designated High Radon Areas. Radon prediction maps, detailing the distribl/tion of High Radon Areas. were produced for each county. Radon measurements were carried out in 11.319 houses throughout the country. Radon levels varied from 10 to 1.924 Bq/m with an average indoor radon concentration of 89 8q Using the GeoDirectory database, which provides tile nl/mber of residential units in each grid square. it has been estimated that 91.019 houses throughout the country or 7% of the total. have indoor levels in excess of 200 Bq/m and that the population-weighted average indoor radon concentration is 91 Bq/m
Keywords:
RADON; HOUSING; POPULATION DATA
Series/Report no.:
RPII; 02/1

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dc.contributor.authorFennell, S. G.en
dc.contributor.authorMackin, G. M.en
dc.contributor.authorMadden, J. S.en
dc.contributor.authorMcGarry, J. A.en
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, J. T.en
dc.contributor.authorO'Colmain, M.en
dc.contributor.authorColgan, P. A.en
dc.contributor.authorPollard, T.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-17T13:04:43Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-17T13:04:43Zen
dc.date.issued2002-02en
dc.identifier.citationFennell, S. G., Mackin, G. M., Madden, G. S., McGarry, J. T., Duffy, A. T., O' Colmain, M., Colgan, P. A., Pollard, D. Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland. 2002. Radon in dwellings: the Irish National Radon Survey. Dublin: Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/574170en
dc.descriptionThis report presents the results of a survey of radon in domestic dwellings in Ireland carried all by the Radiological Prolection Institute of Ireland (RPII) between 1992 and 1999. The survey was carried out to identify areas of the country most at risk of high indoor radon levels. The survey was geographically based using the 10 km grid squares of the Irish National Grid as the area. Indoor radon measurements were carried out for 12 m sing passive alpha track detectors in houses selecled at random in each grid square throughout the country. The results were used to predict the percentage of houses in each grid square with radon levels in excess of 200 8q/mJ (the Reference Level for house) Grid squares across the country in which this prediction exceeds 10% are designated High Radon Areas. Radon prediction maps, detailing the distribl/tion of High Radon Areas. were produced for each county. Radon measurements were carried out in 11.319 houses throughout the country. Radon levels varied from 10 to 1.924 Bq/m with an average indoor radon concentration of 89 8q Using the GeoDirectory database, which provides tile nl/mber of residential units in each grid square. it has been estimated that 91.019 houses throughout the country or 7% of the total. have indoor levels in excess of 200 Bq/m and that the population-weighted average indoor radon concentration is 91 Bq/men
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRadiological Protection Institute of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRPIIen
dc.relation.ispartofseries02/1en
dc.subjectRADONen
dc.subjectHOUSINGen
dc.subjectPOPULATION DATAen
dc.titleRadon in dwellings: the Irish National Radon Survey.en
dc.typeReporten
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