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A study on the thoron sensitivity of radon detectors available to Canadians.
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PMID:  23031835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Radon and its decay products have been identified as the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. Thoron is an isotope of radon. With increased awareness of radon, questions related to thoron are arising from the public. Currently, only radon detectors are commonly available to Canadian homeowners. A study on the thoron sensitivities of those radon detectors was undertaken. The average thoron sensitivity relative to radon varied from a factor of 0.012 to 0.74 for the five commonly available types of alpha track radon detectors. The potential impact of thoron sensitivity on radon test results is discussed.
Authors:
Jing Chen; Deborah Moir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1361-6498     ISO Abbreviation:  J Radiol Prot     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809257     Medline TA:  J Radiol Prot     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  419-425     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada, 2720 Riverside Drive, Ottawa K1A 0K9, Canada.
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