The Soviet Journal of Atomic Energy

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 333–337 | Cite as

A rapid method for estimating the radiation hazard associated with the presence of radon daughter products in air

  • K. P. Markov
  • N. V. Ryabov
  • K. N. Stas'


The article discusses a method for the combined determination of the atmospheric concentration of radium A and the amount of “latent energy.” It is shown that these quantities characterize with a fair degree of completeness the severity of the hazard associated with the presence in air of short-lived decay products of radon. The method described makes it possible to determine the above quantities in 15 min with an accuracy which is sufficient for practical purposes.


Radiation Radium Radon Practical Purpose Rapid Method 
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  • K. P. Markov
  • N. V. Ryabov
  • K. N. Stas'

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