Radon indoor measurements: Results from sites in the Italian Prealps

R. Bonetti, L. Capra, C. Chiesa, C. Dezzuto, U. Facchini, A. Guglielnetti, D. Lainati, A. Parravicini, M. T. Trabucchi

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We present results obtained with etched track detectors on radon concentrations indoors. The measurements were performed in geologically interesting sites in the northern part of Italy such as the Cervo Valley the towns of Angera and Valtellina, all of them being characterised by the presence of uranium-rich ores. The highest concentrations were found in the Cervo Valley, where a few villages are built on a massif mainly formed of sienite, a type of granite with a particularly high uranium concentration. Here, many houses reach levels as high as 3000-6000 Bq.m-3, while the average value is 525 Bq.m-3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-476
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-4 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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