Special Issue "Radon Risk and Metrology"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: radon; thoron; alpha spectrometry; machine learning; quality assurance; radiation protection
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We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of radon risk and metrology in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific open access journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health.
We are “bathing” in radiation and it is an integral part of our environment. All living beings exposed to a flux of natural radiation that is the major source of human non-medical exposure to ionizing radiation. The UNSCEAR (United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation) estimated that the annual dose for the population due to natural sources of radiation to be 2.4 mSv (millisieverts).
The most variable component of the population dose is exposure to naturally occurring radon gas and its progeny, which account for more than 50% of the total effective dose received from all sources of natural radiation. The latest epidemiological studies suggest that exposure to radon leads to an increased risk of lung cancer. To reduce the exposure of people to radon, an integrated radon control strategy or plan on a national scale is required.
Therefore, in January 2014, the Council of the European Union issued the new Directive EURATOM Basic Safety Standards (EU-BSS). This document aims to offer better protection for people in workplaces and in dwellings. Moreover, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) also made recommendations for the protection of people against exposure to radon at home and at work.
Generally speaking, exposure to radon should be avoided, however radioactive radon is sometimes used as an alternative to conventional biomedical treatment, for pain relief, symptomatic arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
The aim of this Special Issue is to report on the results of efforts that need to be made to reduce radon levels in residential and public places, both from a theoretical and technical point of view and covers the subject areas listed below.
Dr. Miroslaw Janik
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- Radon risk and communication strategies
- Radon legislation and regulations
- National action plans
- Radon guidelines
- Radon reduction and mitigation
- The benefits of radon
- Low radiation
- Cost effectiveness
- Radon metrology
- QA/QC plan for radon measurement