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The Influence Of Constructional Features And Of Buildings On Indoor Rn Entry: Experimental Research In Catania City, Italy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR030051

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

1206.19 kb

Author(s)

S. Lo Nigro, F. Patania, A. Gagliano & F. Nocera

Abstract

S. Lo ?4igro1, F. ~atani2, A. ~ a g l i a n o ~ & F. ~ocera" 1 Plip ic Dcprfmnt ' ~ n e r ~ / md Emiwnmentd Divrsion of D.1.I.M University of Cafan ia, Italy Abstract The research, carried out for three years. take place within the sphere of ERRlCCA (European Research into Radon Construction Concerted Action) funded in part by the European Commission and culniinated in final workshop "Radon in l'he Living Environments" organized by National Technical University of Athens (April 1999). Authors held inquires and radiation measurements to seek out constructive features or buildings influencing Radon indoor admittance. The mcasurcd concentrations have been correlated with constructive features of b~~ildings to discover the most sipificant connections. The resulls of'research point-out that the buildings features and thc placements of constructions on urban agglonicration arc influent on Rn admittance into the indoor environments and allow the lactors that producit~g indoor slorc of gas. At least,

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