Radon Mitigation Approach in a Laboratory Measurement Room
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TitleRadon Mitigation Approach in a Laboratory Measurement Room
Blanco-Rodríguez, P.; Fernández-Serantes, L.A.; Otero-Pazos, A.; Calvo-Rolle, J.L.; de Cos Juez, F.J. Radon Mitigation Approach in a Laboratory Measurement Room. Sensors 2017, 17,5; 1090.
[Abstract] Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, causing thousands of deaths annually. It can be a problem for people or animals in houses, workplaces, schools or any building. Therefore, its mitigation has become essential to avoid health problems and to prevent radon from interfering in radioactive measurements. This study describes the implementation of radon mitigation systems at a radioactivity laboratory in order to reduce interferences in the different works carried out. A large set of radon concentration samples is obtained from measurements at the laboratory. While several mitigation methods were taken into account, the final applied solution is explained in detail, obtaining thus very good results by reducing the radon concentration by 76%.
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