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Appl Radiat Isot. 2013 Nov;81:248-54. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2013.03.020. Epub 2013 Apr 9.

Investigation of the areas of high radon concentration in Gyeongju.

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  • 1Dongguk University-Gyeongju, 123 Dongdae-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea.


The aim of this study was to survey the radon concentrations at 21 elementary schools in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, to identify those schools with high radon concentrations. Considering their geological characteristics and the preliminary survey results, three schools were finally placed under close scrutiny. For these three schools, continuous measurements over 48 h were taken at the principal's and administration office. The radon concentrations at one school, Naenam, exceeded the action level (148 Bq/m(3)) established by the U.S. EPA, while those at the other two schools were below that level.

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Action level; Elementary schools; Gyeongju; Radon

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