Anti-radon coating for mitigating indoor radon concentration

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8634-8639
Journal / PublicationAtmospheric Environment
Volume42
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Abstract

Sufficient data has proven that radon and its decay products are the principal noso-genesis to lung and other related cancers. To reduce and control the effects of radon pollution, standards to limit indoor radon concentration have been issued in China and other countries or regions. To echo this, an anti-radon coating has been studied and developed with partial funding support from the Innovation and Technology Fund of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The coating had been experimented in a newly constructed building where the recorded maximum and average hourly background radon concentrations were recorded at 130,000 Bq m-3 and 100,000 Bq m-3 respectively under a concealed condition. The experimental results from application of the coating have shown an anti-radon efficiency of up to 99.85%, which decreases the indoor radon background concentration down to a safe level in a 72-h measurement. The coating still remains in a good condition currently and effective in anti-radon three years after the application. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Anti-radon coating, Environment-protection standard requirement, Indoor radon-emission experiment, Radon background concentration

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Anti-radon coating for mitigating indoor radon concentration. / Gao, Grace W.W.; Tang, Y. H.; Tam, C. M.; Gao, X. F.

In: Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 42, No. 37, 12.2008, p. 8634-8639.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review