CR-39 plastic was attached to household glass objects to learn whether residual radioactivity from radon decay products could be measured and correlated with cumulative radon exposures over defined time periods.
Such an approach could be used to increase the completeness of exposure data collected in epidemiologic studies of residential radon.
Inability to estimate radon concentrations for all residences adversely effects statistical power and thus the ability to detect an effect of radon exposure on lung cancer risk.
A feasibility study was performed to determine if affixing CR-39 surface monitors to selected glass, ceramic, or enameled objects provided comparable estimates of past residental radon exposure to those obtained from year-long ambient alpha track-etch measurements.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Pollution intérieur, Corrélation, Radon, Radiocontamination, Verre, Dosimétrie, Logement habitation, Biophysique, Objet, Cuisine domestique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Indoor pollution, Correlation, Radon, Radioactive contamination, Glass, Dosimetry, Housing, Biophysics, Object, Domestic kitchen
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