How to Ensure Low Radon Concentrations in Indoor Environments

Torben Valdbjørn Rasmussen, Ida Kristina Wraber

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This paper focuses on methods for measuring radon levels in the indoor air in buildings as well as on concrete solutions that can be carried out in the building to prevent radon leakage and to lower the radon concentration in the indoor air of new buildings. The radon provision in the new Danish Building Regulations from 2010 has been tightened as a result of new recommendations from the
World Health Organization. Radon can cause lung cancer and it is not known whether there is a lower limit for its harmfulness. It is therefore important to reduce the radon concentration as much as possible in new buildings. The airtightness is a major factor when dealing with radon in buildings. Above the ground it is important to build airtight in compliance with energy requirements and against the ground it is important to prevent radon from seeping into the building. There is a direct connection between a building construction being airtight against the ground and the concentration of radon in the indoor air.
TitelProceedings of the 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics : NSB 2011
RedaktørerJ. Vinha, J. Piironen, K. Salminen
Antal sider8
UdgivelsesstedTampere, Finland
ForlagTampere University Press
ISBN (Trykt)978-952-15-2574-2
StatusUdgivet - 2011
BegivenhedThe 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB 2011) - Tampere, Finland
Varighed: 29 maj 20112 jun. 2011


KonferenceThe 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB 2011)

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  • Radon
  • Natural Radiation
  • Airtightness
  • Building Envelope


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