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Pinnock, Willard R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Chemistry
Article Title
Radon levels and related doses in prototype Jamaican house constructed with bauxite waste blocks
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Radiation Protection Dosimetry
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Date of Publication
1999
Volume ID
81
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
291-399
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Abstract
Measurements are presented of indoor randon levels made in a prototype house constructed partly of bauxite waste (red mud) and partly of conventional materials. The mud used contain higher than the average amounts of 226Ra and 232Th found in local building materials. The rates of exhalation of randon from the material used in the construction of the house are measured and employed with measured air change rates to make estimates of the average contribution of the various materials to the measured randon levels indoors. There is fairly good agreement between the two. The increment of randon related dose equivalents above background are also estimated and these are combined with previously determined gamma dose equivalents and used as a basis for assessing the acceptability of the practice of using red mud as a building material.....
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