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Marian Romeo Calin, Mihaela Antonina Calin. Evaluation of the radon concentration in Ocna Dej salt mine, . J Radioanal Nucl Chem 286:169-173, 286, 2010.

Abstract: Measurement of radon is of interest both for the
health risk assessment and development of radon therapy in
enclosed spaces like as caves, mines and spas. In Romania,
radon therapy is not in use, yet. The development of this
treatment method in mines from our country involves primarily,
the evaluation of radon levels in the salt mines. In
this paper, the results of radon gas measurement that were
performed at Ocna Dej salt mine (Romania) are presented.
The radon measurements were performed using two systems:
radon monitor Pylon AB-5 system and CIS-P5M
system. The average radon concentration was found to be
between 9.14 ± 5.10 Bq/m3 and 31.70 ± 2.76 Bq/m3 and
31.70 ± 2.76 Bq/m3. These radon levels are lower in
comparison to those reported for mines, caves or spas in
other countries where radon therapy and speleotherapy is
frequently in use. Radon concentration and environmental
conditions from Ocna Dej salt mine are suitable for therapeutic
applications.

Keywords: Radon, Concentration, Salt mine, Therapy

Posted by Marian Romeo CALIN

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