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Document ID (ISN)112364
CIS number 12-0274
ISSN - Serial title 1635-5075 - PrÚvention BTP
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barruyer C.
Title Radon, invisible but dangerous
Original title Le radon, invisible mais dangereux [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2011, No.146, p.48-50. Illus.
Internet access Le radon_invisible_mais_dangereux_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in French]
Plan_d'actions_interministÚriel_2005-2008_(INFO)_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Ionizing radiation_Radon_(WHO_INFO)_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract Radon is a lung carcinogen and a hazard for inhabitants of contaminated buildings. Construction industry workers are also exposed to radon, in particular when they work underground. This article presents an overview of hazards related to radon and the preventive measures on construction sites (monitoring, limitation of exposure by means of technical and organizational measures).
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; radon; construction sites; safe working methods; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) underground work; lung cancer; monitoring for external radiation; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Construction industry and civil engineering