Radon is a naturally occurring volatile gas formed from the alpha radioactive decay of radium. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, chemically inert, and radioactive. Of all the radioisotopes that contribute to natural background radiation, radon presents the largest risk to human health. This book discusses the geology, the environmental impact and the toxicity concerns of radon. Some of the topics included are the use of radon in balneotherapy; the health implications of radon in tap water; methods of radon measurement; and facts and interpretations of radon buildup in dwellings, spas and caves.

An Innovative Tool for the Environmental Planning based on a Hierarchical Adaptive Multi-scale Geogenic Approach for the Mapping of Radon-prone Areas on a Regional Scale and the Assessment of Indoor Radon Risk for Population and Workers: The Case-study of the Campania Region, Southern Italy

MANCINI, SIMONA;GUIDA, Michele;GUIDA, Domenico;CUOMO, ALBINA;
2015-01-01

Abstract

Radon is a naturally occurring volatile gas formed from the alpha radioactive decay of radium. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, chemically inert, and radioactive. Of all the radioisotopes that contribute to natural background radiation, radon presents the largest risk to human health. This book discusses the geology, the environmental impact and the toxicity concerns of radon. Some of the topics included are the use of radon in balneotherapy; the health implications of radon in tap water; methods of radon measurement; and facts and interpretations of radon buildup in dwellings, spas and caves.
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