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Uncertainties in radon related to house-specific factors and proximity to geological boundaries in England.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19689964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data collected as a part of a survey on radon concentrations from about 40 000 dwellings in England for six contrasting geological units were analysed to evaluate the impact of house-specific factors (building characteristics and construction dates) and of proximity to geological boundaries. After adjusting for temperature and outdoor radon, geological unit, house type, double glazing and date of building were found to have a statistically significant influence on indoor radon concentrations and explained about 29 % of the total variation between dwellings in logarithmically transformed radon values. In addition, there were statistically significant differences in radon concentrations according to proximity to geological boundaries categories for most of the geological units, but no consistent pattern could be detected.
Nezahat Hunter; Colin R Muirhead; Jon C H Miles; J Donald Appleton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  136     ISSN:  1742-3406     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-19     Completed Date:  2009-11-04     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health Protection Agency, Radiation Protection Division, Chilton, Oxon, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution, Indoor / adverse effects,  analysis*
Geological Phenomena
Radon / adverse effects,  analysis*
Regression Analysis
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