Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 295, Issue 1, pp 639–642 | Cite as

Mitigation effects of radon decay products by air cleaner

  • Kazuki Iwaoka
  • Shinji Tokonami
  • Tetsuo Ishikawa
  • Hidenori Yonehara
Article

Abstract

One of the most effective methods for reducing exposure is the use of air cleaners. In this study, a dose mitigation of a commonly-used Japanese air cleaner under conditions in which aerosols are continuously supplied was investigated. Although the values of the EERC during an operation of air cleaner decreased, values of the fp increased with the use of air cleaner. An effective dose was calculated on the basis of our experimental results, resulting in the dose mitigation of about 40 % by the air cleaner. Air cleaners can be regarded as an effective tool for the dose mitigation under with conditions in which aerosols are continuously supplied.

Keywords

Mitigation effects Indoor radon Dose estimation Air cleaner 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuki Iwaoka
    • 1
  • Shinji Tokonami
    • 2
  • Tetsuo Ishikawa
    • 1
  • Hidenori Yonehara
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Radiation ProtectionNational Institute of Radiological SciencesChibaJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Radiation Emergency MedicineHirosaki UniversityAomoriJapan

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