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Document ID (ISN)28906
CIS number 78-400
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Strong J.C., Laidlaw A.J., O'Riordan M.C.
Title Radon and its daughters in various British mines.
Bibliographic information NRPB-R39, National Radiological Protection Board, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon. OX11 ORQ, United Kingdom, Nov. 1975. 24p. 13 ref. Price: ú0.50.
Abstract This report covers 100 mines other than coal mines. Measurement methods are described, and estimates of the average radon daughter concentrations are given. Radon and radon daughter concentrations are compared. Implementation of recommendations following a survey in 1973 (radon daughter exposure then above the recommended limit of 4WLM (working level months) in 40% of workers) reduced the proportion of exposed workers to 30%. Recommendations for reducing exposure and for radiological protection are made.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; United Kingdom; underground mining; radon daughters; radon
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protection; report; radiation monitoring; survey; exposure evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Radon
Inorganic substances
Ionizing radiation