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Retrospective radon exposure assessment

Stefan Gabriel

Retrospective radon exposure assessment

development of alpha track techniques and field applications

by Stefan Gabriel

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Published by University College Dublin in Dublin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radon -- Measurement.,
  • Radiation -- Measurement.,
  • Radiation -- Instruments.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Stefan Gabriel.
    ContributionsUniversity College Dublin. Department of Experimental Physics.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination244p. :
    Number of Pages244
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17538892M

    of lung cancer due to radon exposure should preferably be based on long-term retrospective radon exposure assessments instead of contemporary radon exposure measurements [1–3] because of possible changes in exposures over time. Two methods of retro-spective radon exposure assessment have been developed, namely. As part of the assessment and management of chemical risk and occupational hygiene, retrospective exposure assessment (REA) to chemical agents can be defined as the estimate of exposure associated with a person’s work history. The fundamental problem underlying the reconstruction of the exposure is that of transforming this type of information in quantitative terms to obtain an accurate.

    radon exposure assessment as a component of on-going prospective cohort studies. A radon decay product retrospective detector has been recently calibrated with NCI for use in epidemiologic studies. The revised PBPK model for the human respiratory tract does not include dosimetry for inhalation of radon or the short-lived descendants of radon that are referred to as radon daughters. Historically, the risks posed by radon have been related to the time-integrated concentration of potential alpha energy from short-lived radon daughters.

    The surface monitors take advantage of the fact that the first long-lived radon progeny, lead (half-life 22 yrs), becomes embedded in glass surfaces in homes. The alpha activity of polonium, a decay product of lead, is measured in glass objects in the home and serves as a long-term retrospective exposure-meter for residential radon.   The retrospective radon dosimetry assessment consisted of five components that allowed calculation of individual radon exposures: (1) on-site residential assessment survey, (2) on-site radon .


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Retrospective radon exposure assessment by Stefan Gabriel Download PDF EPUB FB2

Drinking water—Contamination—United States. Radon—Health aspects. Indoor air pollution—Health aspects—United States. Radon mitigation. Health risk assessment—United States.

National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Risk Assessment of Exposure to Radon in Drinking Water. RAA1 R57 '02—dc   1. Introduction. Radon is a natural occurring radioactive noble gas. Exposure of radon and its decay products, a well-recognized risk of lung cancer in miners (UNSCEAR,UNSCEAR, ), became a public health concern inwhen fairly high residential concentration was found in some US tes of indoor radon exposure have been based on the type of house and Cited by: 2.

The major drawback is the destructive nature of the method, its major advantage is the direct relationship between the radon gas and the Po signal. The technique can be useful in epidemiological studies of the lung cancer risk from indoor radon, for assessing the long term radon exposure.

The specific aims of the 5-year Iowa and Missouri Residential Radon Studies (Phase-II), which initiated in are to: 1) further refine the estimated lung cancer risk posed by residential radon (radon) decay product exposure using a novel glass-based retrospective radon decay product (progeny) reconstruction detector; 2) determine the.

difference technique for retrospective radon exposure assessment, and would determine the parameters B and K for various removed layers from chemical etching for both the CR and LR detectors. Methodology Computer simulations To calculate the parameter B, one needs the response of both the CR and LR detectors to different.

Approximately volume traps were retrieved from dwellings in various radon prone areas in Europe. They were analysed for the purpose of retrospecti. Long lived radon decay products as a long term radon exposure indicator The usability of wood as a volume trap for the purpose of retrospective radon exposure as-Ž.

sessment Jan In fact, empiric models with improved retrospective radon exposure estimates were more likely to detect an association between residential radon exposure and lung cancer (Field et al. A number of other factors have not been included in the formal analyses for the majority of indoor radon studies.

Retrospective radon detection methods using surface traps or volume traps provide a means of estimating long-term radon exposure at a building or residence. By determining the historical average concentration, the methodology provides an estimate of the indoor radon level to which a person was exposed over a period of time.

The behaviour of Rn decay products at the air-glass interface and its implication for retrospective radon exposure estimates (B. Roos, C. Samuelsson). Radon transfer from ground to houses and prediction of indoor radon in Germany based on geological information (J.

Kemski et al.). Checking the "10 point system" for an evaluation of the soil. Lung cancer risk estimation in relation to residential radon exposure remains uncertain, partly as a result of imprecision in air-based retrospective radon-exposure assessment in epidemiological.

A comparison of retrospective radon gas measurement techniques carried out in the Serbian spa of Niška Banja Identification and assessment of elevated exposure to natural radiation in Balkan. The conversion factor used in the present study for retrospective radon concentration evaluation (the ratio between the Po concentration implanted into the glass surface and the retrospective radon concentration in the air) is ± (Bq m −2 of Po)/(Bq m −3 of Rn), calculated by Martín Sánchez et al.

for a window. The Guidelines are intended for risk assessors in EPA, and those exposure and risk assessment consultants, contractors or other persons who perform work under Agency contract or sponsorship. In addition, publication of these Guidelines makes information on the principles, concepts and methods used by the Agency available to all interested.

Errors in retrospective exposure assessment could not be ruled out in the finding at low levels. Other studies into the effects of domestic radon exposure have not reported a hormetic effect; including for example the respected "Iowa Radon Lung Cancer Study" of Field et al.

(), which also used sophisticated radon exposure dosimetry. to assess the retrospective exposure. The following comments are provided to illuminate a factor, which has been generally neglected, probably because of lack of readily available data and possibly in part by social apathy, in the epidemiologic research following the TMI accident.

It is well documented that prolonged exposure to radon decay. A single risk model also permitted the Agency to calculate a numerical estimate of the risk per unit exposure [lung cancer deaths per working level month (WLM)] which will be used to update estimated lung cancer risks from radon in various publications, including A Citizen's Guide to Radon.

An account is given of the need to obtain estimates of indoor radon exposures in past decades as a necessary support for radon epidemiological studies. Retrospective radon exposure assessment procedures based on the measurement of the alpha recoil implanted long-lived radon decay product Po are critically described.

Particular emphasis is placed on the CR-LR Difference Method in which. rospective radon exposure assessment over manyyears otherwise usually requires going into individuals' former homes and making long-term radon measurements.

However, manyofthose homes mayno longer exist, Articles * Intercomparison of retrospective radon detectors the the Measurements The the 1 of of. Correlation does not increase if retrospective estimations are corrected for aerosol production associated with smoking. Keywords: radon, polonium, retrospective dosimetry, epidemiology INTRODUCTION Many case-control studies have been carried out in order to estimate the risk of lung cancer due to radon exposure in dwellings (BEIR-VI, ).

The new detectors estimate retrospective residential radon exposure from the accumulation of a long-lived radon decay product, ()Pb, in glass. The detectors use track registration material in direct contact with glass surfaces to measure the alpha-emission of a ()Pb-decay product, ()Po.Intercomparison of Retrospective Radon Detectors R.

William Field,1 Daniel J. Steck,2 Mary Ann Parkhurst,3 Judy A. Mahaffey,3 and Michael C.R. Alavanja 4 rospective radon exposure assessment over many years otherwise usually requires going into individuals' former homes and making long-term radon measurements.

However.Percutaneous Absorpton of Chemicals from Water Simulating Swimming and Bathing and from Vapour Exposure. A Comparison of Two Pathways to Human for Radon from Drinking Water - Inhalation and Ingestion. Part 3 Methodology Development and Exposure Assessment and Dose Estimates: Use of Pharmacokinetic Models to Estimate Internal Dose from Exposure.