Estimate of radon exposure in geothermal SPAs in Poland.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/581568
Title:
Estimate of radon exposure in geothermal SPAs in Poland.
Authors:
Walczak, Katarzyna ( 0000-0001-6616-9392 ) ; Olszewski, Jerzy; Zmyslony, Marek
Abstract:
Geothermal waters may contain soluble, radioactive radon gas. Spa facilities that use geothermal water may be a source of an increased radiation dose to people who stay there. It has been necessary to assess the exposure to radon among people: workers and visitors of spa centers that use geothermal waters.; In 2013, workers of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine measured concentrations of radon over the geothermal water surfaces in 9 selected Polish spa centers which use geothermal water for recreational and medicinal purposes. The measurements were performed by active dosimetry using Lucas scintillation cells.; According to our research, the doses received by the personnel in Polish geothermal spas are < 0.6 mSv/year. In 1 of the investigated spas, the estimated annual dose to the staff may exceed 3 mSv/year.; In Polish geothermal spas, neither the workers nor the visitors are at risk of receiving doses that exceed the safe limits.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2016;29(1):161-6
Journal:
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/581568
DOI:
10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00404
PubMed ID:
26489952
Additional Links:
http://ijomeh.eu/Estimate-of-radon-exposure-in-geothermal-SPAs-in-Poland,58526,0,2.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1896-494X
Sponsors:
statutory Grant No. IMP 16,7/2013
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalczak, Katarzynaen
dc.contributor.authorOlszewski, Jerzyen
dc.contributor.authorZmyslony, Mareken
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-03T08:28:12Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-03T08:28:12Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationInt J Occup Med Environ Health. 2016;29(1):161-6en
dc.identifier.issn1896-494Xen
dc.identifier.pmid26489952en
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00404en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/581568en
dc.description.abstractGeothermal waters may contain soluble, radioactive radon gas. Spa facilities that use geothermal water may be a source of an increased radiation dose to people who stay there. It has been necessary to assess the exposure to radon among people: workers and visitors of spa centers that use geothermal waters.en
dc.description.abstractIn 2013, workers of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine measured concentrations of radon over the geothermal water surfaces in 9 selected Polish spa centers which use geothermal water for recreational and medicinal purposes. The measurements were performed by active dosimetry using Lucas scintillation cells.en
dc.description.abstractAccording to our research, the doses received by the personnel in Polish geothermal spas are < 0.6 mSv/year. In 1 of the investigated spas, the estimated annual dose to the staff may exceed 3 mSv/year.en
dc.description.abstractIn Polish geothermal spas, neither the workers nor the visitors are at risk of receiving doses that exceed the safe limits.en
dc.description.sponsorshipstatutory Grant No. IMP 16,7/2013en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijomeh.eu/Estimate-of-radon-exposure-in-geothermal-SPAs-in-Poland,58526,0,2.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of occupational medicine and environmental healthen
dc.subjectPolanden
dc.subjectOccupational exposureen
dc.subjectWorkeren
dc.subjectRadonen
dc.subjectIonizing radiationen
dc.subjectSpa visitoren
dc.titleEstimate of radon exposure in geothermal SPAs in Poland.en_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Healthen
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