A personal radon dosemeter

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  • BLG-649

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Abstract

In the last decade the radon isuue has become one of the major problems of radiation protection. Animal studies as well as epidemological studies showed an increades lung cancer risk. A new personal radon-dosemeter on the basis of a CR-39 ( polyallyl digycol carbonate) track-etch detector has been developed. The read-out of the detector is based on the image-processing technique. The actual efficiency of the new dosemeter, obtained with semi-automatic personal-computer based image-analysis system, is 1.43 +- 0.15 tracks/cm²/(kBq/m³h), which is about three times that of the widely used Karlsruhe-type detector based on polycarbonate detectors.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMol, Belgium
PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Publication series

NameSCK•CEN Reports
PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie
No.BLG-649

Keywords

  • radon, radon exposure, radon monitoring, individual radon dosimetry

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