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dc.contributor.authorErodotou, E.en
dc.contributor.authorSocratous, M.en
dc.contributor.authorParpottas, Yiannisen
dc.contributor.authorTsertos, Haralambosen
dc.creatorErodotou, E.en
dc.creatorSocratous, M.en
dc.creatorParpottas, Yiannisen
dc.creatorTsertos, Haralambosen
dc.description.abstractA comprehensive grid-based study of indoor Rn concentration in all accessible urban areas of the Republic of Cyprus, where 67.3% of the population resides, is presented. During the years 2004-2012, a total of 407 measurements of indoor Rn in the four highly-populated urbanised areas of Lefkosia, Lemesos, Larnaka, and Pafos districts were conducted, using high-sensitivity active Rn portable detectors. The four districts were subdivided into 189 grid cells, each of 1km2 in area. The grid cell mean indoor Rn concentration is in the range of 1.7 to 86.4Bq/m3, with an overall geometrical mean of 14.3±10.0Bq/m3, and a median of 14.3±3.9. The Rn mean in Cyprus is almost two-and-a-half times lower than the estimated world average of 39Bq/m3. The equivalent annual effective dose rate for each measurement was also calculated and compared to the corresponding world value. The spatial distribution and variation of Rn concentration values are also shown on maps of the urban areas of these districts. The conclusion of the present extensive and systematic Rn survey is that the Rn risk in the highly populated areas of Cyprus is low. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.sourceJournal of Geochemical Explorationen
dc.subjecturban areaen
dc.subjectSpatial distributionen
dc.subjectconcentration (composition)en
dc.subjectindoor airen
dc.subjectEffective dose rateen
dc.subjectIndoor radon concentrationen
dc.subjectdetection methoden
dc.subjectGrid-based radon spatial distribution mapsen
dc.subjectIndoor radon concentrationsen
dc.subjectNatural radioactivityen
dc.subjectPortable active radon detectorsen
dc.subjectRadon detectorsen
dc.subjectSpatial distribution mapen
dc.titleSystematic grid-based radon concentration measurements in the urban areas of Cyprusen
dc.description.endingpage32Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / Faculty of Pure and Applied SciencesΤμήμα Φυσικής / Department of Physics
dc.contributor.orcidTsertos, Haralambos [0000-0001-5966-343X]

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