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Gamma radiation and radon levels in Mexico City dwellings

  • T. Martinez
  • L. Cabrera
  • M. Navarrete
  • J. J. Garcia
  • P. Gonzalez
  • A. Ramirez
  • U. Martinez
Measurement and Distribution of Radon and Precursors

Abstract

Gamma exposure rate and radon levels were measured in 75 single-family dwellings in Mexico City in order to correlate them with local environment. Radon monitoring was performed both indoors and outdoors using a continuous working level monitor for short-lived radon decay products; the gamma exposure rate was measured using CaSO4: Dy+PTFE. The results obtained show a log-normal distribution. The mean indoor radon concentration is lower than 45 Bq/m3 and the mean indoor gamma exposure rate was 11.29 μR/h.

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Radon PTFE Gamma Radiation Mexico City CaSO4 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Martinez
    • 1
  • L. Cabrera
    • 1
  • M. Navarrete
    • 1
  • J. J. Garcia
    • 1
  • P. Gonzalez
    • 2
  • A. Ramirez
    • 1
  • U. Martinez
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryNational University of MexicoMexico City(Mexico)
  2. 2.National Institute of Nuclear ResearchMexico City(Mexico)

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