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Investigations on the presence and distribution of radon in the Cacica salt mine, Romania

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An important parameter for evaluating the possibilities of use of enclosed spaces (mines, caves, spas, etc.) for therapeutic purposes is the concentration of radon in different conditions of ventilation. The aim of this paper is to present the results of continuous radon gas measurement that were performed for ten days, at 20 min time intervals in different locations from Cacica salt mine (Romania) using a portable radon monitor. The average radon concentration was found to be between 96.5 ± 4.76 Bq/m3 and 20.5 ± 1.30 Bq/m3. These values are suitable for therapeutic applications and are useful for future experiments regarding the development of the radon therapy and speleotherapy in this salt mine.

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This work was supported by the PN II Program, Project no. 42120/2009 of Romanian Ministry for Education and Research.

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Calin, M.R., Calin, M.A. Investigations on the presence and distribution of radon in the Cacica salt mine, Romania. J Radioanal Nucl Chem 288, 203–206 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-010-0900-2

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