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Document ID (ISN)22101
CIS number 75-89
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Budnitz R.J.
Title Radon-222 and its daughters - A review of instrumentation for occupational and environmental monitoring.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1974, Vol.26, No.2, p.145-163. Illus. 59 ref.
Abstract A survey of the techniques developed for measuring 222Rn and its daughters in various media, in particular for monitoring and protection in occupational and environmental situations. Individual sections are devoted to: physical characteristics of 222Rn and its decay chain; radiation protection guides laid down in the USA for radiological protection of the lungs in the uranium mining industry; and sources of radon and its daughter products and typical concentrations encountered in the natural environment and in occupational exposures. Measurement techniques are described: measurements of radon (gas) concentrations; measurements of working level; measurements of individual radon-daughter concentrations; working level dosimetry.
Descriptors (primary) radiation monitoring instruments; radon; determination in air; uranium mining; radon daughters
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protection; literature survey; occurrence; dosimetry; USA
Document type -
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Radon
Mining and quarrying
Inorganic substances