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Indoor Radon Risk Assessment by Applying Measurement Concentrations and Exposure Times for Military Facilities and Underground Shopping Malls near Subway stations

군부대 시설 및 지하철 역사 주변 지하상가의 측정농도와 노출시간을 이용한 실내에서의 라돈 위해성 평가

  • Kong, Jin Seok (Department of Convergence Technology, Graduate School of Venture, Hoseo University) ;
  • Kim, Younghee (Department of Convergence Technology, Graduate School of Venture, Hoseo University)
  • 공진석 (호서대학교 벤처대학원 융합공학과) ;
  • 김영희 (호서대학교 벤처대학원 융합공학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.28
  • Accepted : 2016.10.18
  • Published : 2016.10.31

Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study was to conduct risk assessment using indoor radon concentration and exposure times. Methods: The target facilities were military facilities before and after the application of radon reduction processes and underground commercial facilities in major subway stations in Seoul. Indoor radon concentrations were measured by passive sampler. Results: Radon concentrations in 13 military facilities were initially higher than the guidelines, but the levels were below guidelines after the application of radon reduction processes. Underground shopping mall radon concentrations near subway stations in Seoul satisfied the guidelines. However, indoor radon effective doses after radon reduction processes in some military facilities and those in underground shopping malls belonged to International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) groups needing control management. Conclusion: Indoor radon management requires risk assessment data that takes into account working time (or residence time) in addition to management according to concentration guidelines.

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