Occupational exposure assessment at a therapeutic radon spa facility in Hungary

Norbert Kavasi, Anita Csordas, Katalin Nagy, Silvana Beltran, Dafina Kikaj, Janja Vaupotič, Tibor Kovacs

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Abstract

In order to estimate occupational exposure of workers in a therapeutic radon spa facility, radon concentration in the workplace air was investigated at Markhot Ferenc Hospital, Eger, Hungary. The investigated balneotherapeutic facility and its natural hot spa water are used for treatments and rehabilitations of rheumatic patients. Radon concentration, radon decay products at a bathhouse, treatment rooms and a consultation room were continuously measured in August and September 2018. In the present study, different levels of radon concentration among the observation sites and its clear temporal variations were found, though radon concentrations in the investigated sites were below 300 Bq m-3. Regarding such radon fluctuation and low equilibrium factor level (0.1), the annual effective doses of workers are estimated to be around 0.5 mSv year-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-473
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Volume184
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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