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A pilot study of natural radiation in Danish houses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4081734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A pilot study was carried out to establish techniques and procedures for the measurement of indoor radiation in Denmark. A passive cup dosemeter was designed containing CR39 track detectors and TLD's to measure radon and external radiation, respectively. A total of 82 dwellings were selected covering most regions of the country. The dwellings were monitored in two three-month periods, one in winter and the other in summer. The average dose rate in air from external radiation was 0.09 muGy h-1. In the winter the average radon concentrations were 88 Bq m-3 and 24 Bq m-3 for single-family houses and flats, respectively; and in the summer the corresponding values were 52 Bq m-3 and 19 Bq m-3.
Authors:
A Sørensen; L Bøtter-Jensen; B Majborn; S P Nielsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-18     Completed Date:  1986-02-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Denmark
Environmental Exposure*
Geography
Housing*
Humans
Microclimate
Radiation Monitoring / methods*
Radioactivity

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