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Document ID (ISN)69268
CIS number 97-987
ISBN(s) 91-7045-264-4
Year 1994
Convention or series no. Arbete och hälsa 1994:17
Kriteriegruppen för fysikaliska riskfaktorer
Title Radon in the working environment: Position report
Original title Radon i arbetsmiljön: Lägesrapport [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetsmiljöinstitutet, Förlagstjänst, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1994. 28p. 10 ref.
Abstract Attention has been devoted for several decades to health risks associated with exposure to radon in various environments. Further indications of such risks have recently appeared for the rather modest exposure in dwellings. These data, together with the development of international recommendations and a new Swedish action programme, prompted the Criteria Group for Physical Risk Factors at the National Institute of Occupational Health to issue this position report. The Criteria Group came to the following conclusions: actions taken to reduce the radon level in work environments should be given a high priority; the action programme of the Swedish Radiation Protection Institute (SSI) for dwellings and certain work premises provides a basis for this work; an effective programme includes a thorough survey of different workplaces, especially within areas at risk for geological reasons, and specific proposals for remedial measures; education and information are also important parts of such a programme; a reevaluation of exposure limits for mines should be undertaken, on the basis of the recommendations issued by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and forthcoming directives from the European Union (EU). In an annex: ICRP recommendations in English
Descriptors (primary) radon; Sweden
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; limitation of exposure; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances