Comparison between short- and long-term measurements of radon concentration in dwellings of upper silesia (Poland)
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The results of investigations into radon concentration level in dwellings are considered using activated charcoal canisters and track-etched detectors with due regard for geological structure of underlying strata. The statistic analysis is performed. It is shown that long-term monitoring cannot be substituted by a short-term one.
Keywordsradon dwellings geology charcoal and track detectors
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