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Effect of indoor radon concentrations higher than 500 Bq m-3 in dwellings on excretion of 210Po was studied in 28 volunteers. The study was further augmented by following eight individuals from the group for 5 months at 1-month intervals. Association between 222Rn concentration in homes and 210Po excretion was found when the dataset containing values of the studied 27 subjects was combined with data on 40 Prague inhabitants from the previous study. Sources of uncertainties involved in the analysis are discussed.
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Name: Radiation protection dosimetry
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