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Radon survey in Greece--risk assesment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12363269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A large scale radon survey using track etch detectors has been carried out from 1995 to 1998 in Greece in order to estimate the radon concentrations in Greek dwellings and the exposure of the Greek population to radon. The total data set consisted of 1,277 samples. Residential potential alpha energy concentration values ranged between (0.024 +/- 0.009) and (8 +/- 1) WLM per year (P < 0.05) and effective doses between (0.09 +/- 0.04) and (28 +/- 4) mSv (P < 0.05). The mean lifetime risk for the Greek population due to radon was found to be 0.4%.
Authors:
Dimitrios Nikolopoulos; Anna Louizi; Virginia Koukouliou; Athina Serefoglou; Evangelos Georgiou; Konstantinos Ntalles; Charalambos Proukakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental radioactivity     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0265-931X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Radioact     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-04     Completed Date:  2003-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508119     Medline TA:  J Environ Radioact     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Medical Physics Department, Medical School University of Athens, Greece. dnikolop@med.uoa.gr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Air Pollutants, Radioactive / analysis*
Air Pollution, Indoor / analysis*,  statistics & numerical data
Analysis of Variance
Environmental Exposure / analysis*,  statistics & numerical data
Greece
Health Surveys
Housing / statistics & numerical data
Humans
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Population Surveillance
Questionnaires
Radiation Monitoring* / methods
Radiometry
Radon / analysis*
Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data
Risk Assessment* / methods
Risk Factors
Sampling Studies
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants, Radioactive; 10043-92-2/Radon

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