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Title: The influence of meteorological parameters on indoor and outdoor radon concentrations : a preliminary case study
Authors: Aquilina, Noel
Fenech, S.
Keywords: Radon -- Environmental aspects
Atmospheric radon
Air -- Analysis
Air -- Pollution -- Measurement
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Annex Publishers
Citation: Aquilina, N., & Fenech, S. (2010). The influence of meteorological parameters on indoor and outdoor radon concentrations : a preliminary case study. Journal of Environmental Pollution and Control, 2(1), 107.
Abstract: In this study the influence of meteorology on indoor and outdoor radon concentrations in four different locations in a Mediterranean country have been studied. Indoor, daily radon concentrations were generally higher (0.2 – 85.0 Bq m-3) than outdoor daily concentrations (0.8 – 3.6 Bq m-3) in all locations studied with the exception of one that was built on pylons, thus reducing infiltration of radon from the ground. Indoor and outdoor meteorological parameters influence both the indoor and outdoor radon concentrations. In particular, outdoor wind speed and relative humidity show a negative correlation with both outdoor and indoor concentrations at all locations. Radon concentrations were also measured at two different levels of a terraced house (a common household type in Malta), in the basement and on ground floor. Results show that if the interconnecting door is left open, the radon in the basement infiltrates to the ground floor, increasing the average radon daily concentration in the living area by approximately 1.5 times.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/58247
ISSN: 26399288
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