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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 3, pp 1045–1050 | Cite as

Radon survey in the kindergartens of three Visegrad countries (Hungary, Poland and Slovakia)

  • Monika MűllerováEmail author
  • Jadwiga Mazur
  • Anita Csordás
  • Karol Holý
  • Dominik Grządziel
  • Tibor Kovács
  • Krzysztof Kozak
  • Iveta Smetanová
  • Karolina Danyłec
  • Patrícia Kureková
  • Erika Nagy
  • Matej Neznal
Article

Abstract

The radon activity concentration was measured in 67 rooms in kindergartens in Visegrad countries over a period of 1 year using the SSNTD method within the framework of the standard V4 project. In 7.5% of rooms radon activity concentration exceeded 300 Bq m−3, the reference value recommended by the Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM. The annual effective doses due to radon inhalation ranged from 0.5 to 13.3 mSv for children and from 0.3 to 8.3 mSv for staff.

Keywords

Indoor radon Kindergartens Passive track detectors Seasonal radon changes Building materials 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Visegrad Fund (Grant No. 21510153); and the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic VEGA (Grant Nos. 1/0213/18, 1/0143/14, 2/0083/18).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monika Műllerová
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jadwiga Mazur
    • 2
  • Anita Csordás
    • 3
  • Karol Holý
    • 1
  • Dominik Grządziel
    • 2
  • Tibor Kovács
    • 3
  • Krzysztof Kozak
    • 2
  • Iveta Smetanová
    • 4
  • Karolina Danyłec
    • 2
  • Patrícia Kureková
    • 1
  • Erika Nagy
    • 3
  • Matej Neznal
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and InformaticsComenius UniversityBratislava 4Slovak Republic
  2. 2.Laboratory of Radiometric ExpertiseInstitute of Nuclear Physics PANKrakówPoland
  3. 3.Social Organisation for Radioecological CleanlinessVeszpremHungary
  4. 4.Division of Geophysics, Earth Science InstituteSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovak Republic
  5. 5.RADON, v.o.s.Praha 8Czech Republic

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