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Population dose in the vicinity of old Spanish uranium mines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15262172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Regional surveys were conducted to determine exposure to natural sources of radiation for people in the vicinity of old Spanish uranium mines. The surveys evaluated indoor radon concentrations and outdoor and indoor external gamma dose rates. Indoor radon concentrations were measured in 222 dwellings by means of nuclear track-etched detectors. The terrestrial gamma ray dose rate was measured outdoors and indoors at a total of 256 points and 115 points, respectively. Estimates mean annual effective doses for the six areas studied ranged from 3.2 to 5.1 mSv per year, which is between 1.2 and 2 times higher than the average national value.
Authors:
L S Quindós Poncela; P L Fernández Navarro; J Gómez Arozamena; C Ródenas Palomino; C Sainz; J L Martin Matarranz; J Arteche
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  329     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-20     Completed Date:  2004-09-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Physics. Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, C/Herrera Oria s/n 39011 Santander, Spain. quindosl@unican.es
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Air Pollution, Indoor / analysis*
Data Collection
Environmental Exposure*
Environmental Monitoring
Humans
Mining*
Public Health
Radon / analysis*
Spain
Uranium
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
10043-92-2/Radon; 7440-61-1/Uranium

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