Total potential alpha energy concentrations due to radon progeny were measured in 143 dwellings of Udaipur, Bikaner, and Banswara towns of Rajasthan province of India with LR-115 type II detectors.
The geometric mean values of total potential alpha energy concentrations in these three towns were found to be 1.9 x 10-7 J m-3,1.2 x 10-7 J m-3 and 1.7 x 10-7 J m-3 with a geometric standard deviation of 2.2,2.2, and 2.5, respectively.
The estimated lifetime risk of lung cancer due to indoor radon exposure for a total population of study area was estimated to be 6.7 x 10-3 or 0.67%. The mean relative loss of life expectancies were 0.20%, 0.12%, and 0.18%, respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bâtiment habitation, Radiocontamination, Pollution intérieur, Rajasthan, Inde, Asie, Emetteur alpha, Niveau énergie, Carcinogenèse, Analyse risque, Radon
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dwelling building, Radioactive contamination, Indoor pollution, Rajasthan, India, Asia, Alpha emitter, Energy level, Carcinogenesis, Risk analysis, Radon
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Cote : 99-0153279
Code Inist : 002A08F05. Création : 16/11/1999.