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Radon in indoor air of primary schools: a systematic survey to evaluate factors affecting radon concentration levels and their variability

Overview of attention for article published in Indoor Air, November 2013
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Title
Radon in indoor air of primary schools: a systematic survey to evaluate factors affecting radon concentration levels and their variability
Published in
Indoor Air, November 2013
DOI 10.1111/ina.12073
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Authors

F. Bochicchio, Z. S. Žunić, C. Carpentieri, S. Antignani, G. Venoso, V. Carelli, C. Cordedda, N. Veselinović, T. Tollefsen, P. Bossew

Abstract

In order to optimize the design of a national survey aimed to evaluate radon exposure of children in schools in Serbia, a pilot study was carried out in all the 334 primary schools of 13 municipalities of Southern Serbia. Based on data from passive measurements, rooms with annual radon concentration >300 Bq/m(3) were found in 5% of schools. The mean annual radon concentration weighted with the number of pupils is 73 Bq/m(3), 39% lower than the unweighted 119 Bq/m(3) average concentration. The actual average concentration when children are in classrooms could be substantially lower. Variability between schools (CV = 65%), between floors (CV = 24%) and between rooms at the same floor (CV = 21%) was analyzed. The impact of school location, floor, and room usage on radon concentration was also assessed (with similar results) by univariate and multivariate analyses. On average, radon concentration in schools within towns is a factor of 0.60 lower than in villages and at higher floors is a factor of 0.68 lower than ground floor. Results can be useful for other countries with similar soil and building characteristics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 33%
Student > Master 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Professor 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 5 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 13%
Engineering 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Other 5 21%
Unknown 5 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 June 2014.
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#6,329,654
of 12,342,297 outputs
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#557
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Outputs of similar age
#61,240
of 165,109 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Indoor Air
#5
of 10 outputs
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