Employee exposure to (222)Rn and (220)Rn in three fish culture stations in Pennsylvania.

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Journal Article

Employee exposures to Rn and Rn were measured in three Commonwealth fish hatcheries using specially designed personal dosimeters to determine whether remediation might be necessary. Employees utilizing the hatch house would wear the dosimeter and keep track of their time in the hatch house. Area detectors were also deployed full time in each hatch house. Exposure measurements were compared to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration exposure limits. All measured employee exposures to Rn and Rn were very low and well below currently established regulatory limits. However, hatch house radon concentrations are significantly elevated above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency residential guideline of 148 Bq m.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewis, RK; Harley, NH

Published Date

  • March 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 98 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 466 - 470

PubMed ID

  • 20147788

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20147788

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-5159

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/HP.0b013e3181bc8492

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States