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Seasonal correction factors for estimating radon exposure in dwellings in France

Published inRadiation protection dosimetry, vol. 104, no. 3, p. 245-252
Publication date2003
Abstract

Indoor radon concentrations are subject to seasonal variation with a maximum in winter and a minimum in summer. Procedures to correct for seasonal variation are necessary in order to get an unbiased estimate of the annual average radon concentration from data based on short-period radon measurements. To obtain correction factors, we apply the model developed by Pinel et al to the French database of indoor radon measurements (measurements performed as part of the indoor radon case-control study and of the national radon measurement campaign). For 6-month measurements, the correction factors vary from 0.87 to 1.17 and agree with those previously published. These results might be applicable when assessing indoor radon concentrations with regard to recommended action levels.

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Keywords
  • Air Pollutants, Radioactive / analysis
  • Air Pollution, Indoor / analysis
  • Algorithms
  • Calibration / standards
  • Case-Control Studies
  • France
  • Models, Statistical
  • Quality Control
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiation Protection / methods
  • Radiation Protection / standards
  • Radiometry / methods
  • Radiometry / standards
  • Radon / analysis
  • Radon / standards
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk Assessment / methods
  • Risk Assessment / standards
  • Seasons
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
BAYSSON, Hélène et al. Seasonal correction factors for estimating radon exposure in dwellings in France. In: Radiation protection dosimetry, 2003, vol. 104, n° 3, p. 245–252. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.rpd.a006188
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