THE NATIONAL RADON ARCHIVE AS A USEFUL TOOL FOR DEVELOPING AND UPDATING THE NATIONAL RADON ACTION PLAN

National Radon Coordination Group

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Abstract

International recommendations and regulations require developing of National Radon Action Plans (NRAPs) to effectively manage the protection of workers and population from radon exposure. In Italy, a NRAP was published in 2002 and several activities have been carried out in this framework. Information and data regarding these and previous activities have been collected in a National Radon Archive (NRA). Activities carried out by institutionally involved institutes and agencies include several national and regional surveys, involving more than 50 000 indoor environments (dwellings, schools and workplaces), and remedial actions performed in ~350 buildings, largely in schools. Data collected in the NRA allowed also to estimate that lung cancer deaths attributable to radon exposure in Italy are ~3400 per year. On-going developments of the Italian NRA finalized to effectively use it as tool for developing, monitoring and updating the NRAP are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume177
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017

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Keywords

  • radiation protection
  • radon
  • risk management
  • regulations
  • action plans

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