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Determination of radon exhalation from construction materials using VOC emission test chambers.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indoor air
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
5
Pages
397–405
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ina.12031
PMID: 23374080
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Building Material
  • Emission Test Chamber
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Radon Exhalation
  • Radon Measurement
  • Real Room Radon Concentrations

Abstract

The inhalation of (222) Rn (radon) decay products is one of the most important reasons for lung cancer after smoking. Stony building materials are an important source of indoor radon. This article describes the determination of the exhalation rate of stony construction materials by the use of commercially available measuring devices in combination with VOC emission test chambers. Five materials - two types of clay brick, clinker brick, light-weight concrete brick, and honeycomb brick - generally used for wall constructions were used for the experiments. Their contribution to real room concentrations was estimated by applying room model parameters given in ISO 16000-9, RP 112, and AgBB. This knowledge can be relevant, if for instance indoor radon concentration is limited by law. The test set-up used here is well suited for application in test laboratories dealing with VOC emission testing.

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