The influence of house characteristics on the effectiveness of radon remedial measures.
The effectiveness of remedial measures in houses with high radon levels has been tested in 943 houses in the UK.
Radon levels were measured for 3 mo before and after remediation, and the results were corrected for typical seasonal variations.
Householders completed questionnaires about house characteristics and remedial measures.
The results were analyzed to determine the influence of house characteristics on the effectiveness of different remedial measures.
Significant differences in effectiveness were found, in particular depending on the age of the house and whether the measures were installed by a major contractor, a local builder, or the householder.
Mots-clés Pascal : Radon, Logement habitation, Efficacité, Royaume Uni, Europe, Variation saisonnière, Estimation paramètre, Radioprotection, Ventilation, Matériau construction
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radon, Housing, Efficiency, United Kingdom, Europe, Seasonal variation, Parameter estimation, Radioprotection, Ventilation, Construction materials
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0010688
Code Inist : 002A08F04. Création : 31/05/1999.