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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Assessing the risk from exposure to radon in dwellings /
Author Walsh, P. J. ; Lowder, W. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lowder, Wayne M.
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Publisher Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number ORNL/TM-8824
OCLC Number 11383410
Subjects Radon--Health aspects. ; Radiation dosimetry.
Additional Subjects Radiation dosimetry
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  RA569.W14 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/01/1988 DISPERSAL
ELBM  RA569.W14 1983 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/08/2020
Collation 37 pages ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-35).
Contents Notes
The factors used to assess the radiation dose and health risks from human exposure to radon in dwellings are critically reviewed in this summary. Sources of indoor radon and determinants of air concentrations and exposure levels are given as well as the uncertainties that exist in their formulation. Methods of assessing health effects from inhalation of radon and its progeny are discussed with emphasis on dosimetry of radon daughters and formulation of risk per dose values. Finally, methods of assessing risks for general population exposures to indoor radon concentrations are treated.