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Estimation of seasonal correction factor for indoor radon concentration in Slovakia: a preliminary survey

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In this study, 56 rooms were monitored throughout the year in four stages based on 3-month indoor radon measurements. The first seasonal correction factors for Slovakia were determined. Factors for spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons were found to be 1.15 ± 0.25, 1.48 ± 0.31, 0.86 ± 0.18 and 0.78 ± 0.17, respectively. Calculated seasonal correction factors were tested by independent measurements in houses. The preliminary results show a good correspondence between measured and calculated annual mean indoor radon activity concentration.

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This work was supported by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic (VEGA Project No. 1/0213/18 and VEGA Project No. 2/0083/18).

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Müllerová, M., Mrusková, L., Holý, K. et al. Estimation of seasonal correction factor for indoor radon concentration in Slovakia: a preliminary survey. J Radioanal Nucl Chem 331, 999–1004 (2022).

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