ICRP Publication 65: Protection Against Radon-222 at Home and at Work, Annals of the ICRP Volume 23/2

ICRP Publication 65: Protection Against Radon-222 at Home and at Work

Annals of the ICRP Volume 23/2

By International Commission on Radiological Protection


Preface. Introduction.

The structure of the report. The history of radon. Radon and its progeny. Special quantities and units. The principles of protection.

The Health Effects of Inhaled Radon and its Progeny.

Lung cancer in radon-exposed miners. Lung cancer risk estimates for chronic exposure.

Radon in Buildings.

Radon concentrations in buildings. Building occupancy. The value of identifying radon-prone areas. Remedial and preventive measures.

The Approach to Protection in Dwellings.

Policy issues. Practical protection in dwellings.

The Approach to protection in workplaces.

The selection of relevant workplaces. Practical protection in workplaces.

Summary.